Culture mediation for children

Charlotte Keller Lausten

Student thesis: Master thesis


This thesis examines culture mediation for children with narration as the main communication form. Through research and observation in a kindergarten, this thesis investigates what children are likely to seize from a specific culture mediation situation and include in their own games and play culture.
With a focus on children’s culture and “culture by children” based on theories by Flemming Mouritsen and Beth Juncker, narration as a mediation form based on theories by Gitte Balling and Daniela Cecchin and the aesthetic experience based on theories by Bennyé D. Austring and Merete Sørensen together with Christian Jantzen, Mikael Vetner and Julie Bouchet, this thesis seeks to understand what happens in the mediation from children’s culture to “culture by children” – also known as children’s play culture.
The results show that it is the simple elements from the stories, which appears in the children’s play culture. With these results and the findings from the analysis, I’ve made some recommendations on how to make a positive and successful culture mediation for children in the future.

EducationsPerformance-design, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Graduate
Publication date31 May 2018
Number of pages47
SupervisorsPernille Welent Sørensen