Samfundsfag på Roskilde Katedralskole: En undersøgelse af hvordan konkurrencestatens krav påvirker undervisningen i samfundsfag A

Tania Jacobsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project is based on the experiences I had when I did my internship at Roskilde Katedralskole
during the fall of 2017. The purpose of my internship was to gain insight into what is means to be a
high school teacher in social science and furthermore, what it requires to be a high school student in
Denmark today. My primary tasks were to observe the lessons and be an assistant teacher when
needed. One thing that struck me as strange when I observed the lessons, was that the dominant
form of teaching was lectures where the student sat in their seats listening to the teachers give a
presentation. I have spent the past couple of semesters learning more about teaching and didactics
and I have learned that good teaching is equivalent to making sure the students are involved in the
lessons. Therefore, I found these observations notable and something I wanted to study further. This
project then aims at examining how the aspect of competition in the society and the demands
thereof influences the teaching in social sciences A-level at Roskilde Katedralskole and what consequences
it has on the teachers work and the students learning and life. This study is based on Ove
K. Pedersen’s theories and thoughts about konkurrencestaten and on Olga Dysthes and Hilbert
Meyers understandings of what good teaching is. Furthermore, it is highly based on my owb observations
and interviews and conversations with teachers and students at Roskilde Katedralskole. I
find that konkurrencestaten and its demands influences the teaching in a way where the students’
academic skill set and their ability to obtain new knowledge is central. Furthermore, the lessons are
highly ruled by the written exam and the academic goals formulated by the Ministry of Higher Education.
These demands that is set by konkurrencestaten seems to influence the student negatively.
One reason for this, is that they express, that they learn best when the teaching is open and there is
space to discuss the academic content. Is also effects the students outside the lessons, because the
demands require them to focus more on increasing their academic skills and getting ready for the
labour market than evolving their personal competences as independency and critical thinking and
growing a personality. Finally, it influences the teachers in the sense that they can’t perform the
type of teaching they would like to, which is the kind of teaching that encourages the students to become
more involved in the lessons and basing the academic content more on relevant cases, because
the academic requirements are too high.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato25 nov. 2018
Antal sider26
VejledereKlaus Rasborg


  • Konkurrencestat
  • Samfundsfag
  • Uddannelse
  • Gymnasium
  • Praktik