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Josefine Elle

Student thesis: Master thesis


Many teachers experience difficulties in making children participate in conversations regarding problems in their own lives. These conversations are important for the teachers’ ability to support the development of the children. So how can we offer children better possibilities for participating in personal conversations? Using critical psychology, Josefine Elle examines the influence that the use of metaphors have on children’s way of participating in conversations about themselves. In this practical research project the children use teddy bears, drawings and role play to create metaphors for their own experiences and feelings. These metaphors create a distance that makes them less vulnerable and help structure the story they tell. Also, the metaphor offers them more positive and powerful positions, from which they can participate more actively.

EducationsPsychology, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) GraduateEducational Studies, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Graduate
Publication date14 Oct 2008
SupervisorsKim Rasmussen & Charlotte Højholt


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