Tidsoplevelser - ægte samtaler med børn om hverdagslivet

Trine Mørck Kristiansen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis is based on an empirical study that investigates children’s experiences of time in an everyday life perspective. It is a phenomenological/hermeneutic contribution, that demonstrates how children´s experiences of time create insights in to the social perspectives of mobility. The point of departure is to convey new knowledge about the untapped potentials, which emerge after a research based on children’s terms. The thesis aims to combine studies and theories on mobility research (John Urry, Thyra Uth Thomsen, Malene Freudendal-Pedersen) with new and older psychological theories (Svend Brinkmann, John Dewey). The combination of these theories and studies contribute to an understanding of the potentials, which arise through research based on children's experiences. The approach of the thesis is ethnografic, relying on qualitative elements like participant observation and informal talks. And the thesis demonstrates how research with children on their terms contribute to making ’structural effects’ visible, which adults are not directly able to see. The thesis conveys new knowledge towards showing how children’s experiences of time can be actively considered as part of future development.  

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato4 okt. 2013
VejledereKirsten Grønbæk Hansen


  • kvalitative metoder
  • børn
  • byplanlægning
  • mobilitet
  • tidsoplevelser
  • hverdagsliv
  • fænomenologi