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Samuelsson, Tobias
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Hammarsten, M., Askerlund, P., Almers, E., Avery, H. & Samuelsson, T. (2019). Developing ecological literacy in a forest garden: children’s perspectives. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 19(3), 227-241
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, ISSN 1472-9679, E-ISSN 1754-0402, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 227-241Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Today, cities become more dense, green spaces disappear and children spend less time outdoors. Research suggests that these conditions create health problems and lack of ecological literacy. To reverse such trends, localities are creating urban green spaces for children to visit during school time. Drawing on ideas in ecological literacy, this study investigates school children’s perspectives on a forest garden, a type of outdoor educational setting previously only scarcely researched. Data were collected through walk-and-talk conversations and informal interviews with 28 children aged 7 to 9. Many children in the study expressed strong positive feelings about the forest garden, the organized and spontaneous activities there, and caring for the organisms living there. We observed three aspects of learning in the data, potentially beneficial for the development of children’s ecological literacy: practical competence, learning how to co-exist and care, and biological knowledge and ecological understanding.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
forest garden; social Studies of childhood; children’s perspectives; walk-and-talk conversations; ecological literacy
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41474 (URN)10.1080/14729679.2018.1517371 (DOI)000470670800004 ()2-s2.0-85053503238 (Scopus ID)HOA HLK 2019 (Local ID)HOA HLK 2019 (Archive number)HOA HLK 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-09-17 Created: 2018-09-17 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. & Samuelsson, T. (2019). History as edutainment - Learning at a history theme park. In: : . Paper presented at 44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 21-24, 2019, Chicago, USA.
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

When it comes to children’s relation to history, the mix of entertainment and education – edutainment – is an ever-growing trend, blurring the distinction between for example schools, museums and various theme parks. Edutainment establishments attracts growing numbers of children, families and schools every year. The edutainment business is said to offer new methods and different ways of spreading knowledge and tries to introduce novel, surprising approaches to attract visitors. Often the parks use hands-on-pedagogy and visitors get to experience and try features first-handed. The establishments thus expect an active, explorative and interested visitor. Then again, at times it is questioned what visitors actually learn from edutainment institutions, and if the entertainment does not more or less dominate a visit to these places. Research in the field is still scarce, particularly when it comes to studies where researchers follows visitors during their visits. This paper report on a study of 10–12-year-old school children’s visit to High Chaparral a western theme park in Sweden with between 175 000-180 000 visitors every year, a theme park distributing an historical journey back to the 1870s America. In the paper we investigate how the children take on different features and how they through their actions enacts the park. Using material from participant observations during the children’s visits to the park we specifically analyze how the children react to the parks use of history and the mix of entertainment and education at the park. The paper thus highlights the visiting children’s use of history and their contribution in the very learning experience.

Keywords
Theme parks, history, historical concepts, historical learning, edutainment, wild west
National Category
History and Archaeology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46909 (URN)
Conference
44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 21-24, 2019, Chicago, USA
Projects
High Chaparral, historiekommunikation och formell/informell utbildning
Funder
Swedish National Heritage Board, 3.2.2-3635-2017
Available from: 2019-11-26 Created: 2019-11-26 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved
Hammarsten, M., Askerlund, P., Almers, E., Avery, H. & Samuelsson, T. (2018). Barns perspektiv på att vistas i en skogsträdgård. In: : . Paper presented at Nordisk forskningskonferens om miljö- och hållbarhetsutbildning, 25–26 oktober 2018, Örebro universitet.
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2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Keywords
skogsträdgård, lågstadieelever, samtalspromenader
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42291 (URN)
Conference
Nordisk forskningskonferens om miljö- och hållbarhetsutbildning, 25–26 oktober 2018, Örebro universitet
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2018-12-13Bibliographically approved
Hammarsten, M., Askerlund, P., Almers, E., Avery, H. & Samuelsson, T. (2018). Developing ecological literacy in a forest garden: children’s perspectives.
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2018 (English)Other (Other academic)
Keywords
forest garden; social Studies of childhood; children’s perspectives; walk-and-talk conversations; ecological literacy
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42364 (URN)
Note

Summary of the article: Hammarsten, M., Askerlund, P., Almers, E., Avery, H., Samuelsson, T., (2018). Developing ecological literacy in a forest garden: Children's Perspectives. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2018.1517371 on the Children & Nature Network Research Digest website.

Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. & Samuelsson, T. (2018). ”Dra på dig bootsen, sadla hästen och ladda knallpulverpistolen, för nu är du i Vilda Västern!”: High Chaparral, historiekommunikation och formell/informell utbildning. In: : . Paper presented at Centrum för barnkulturforsknings Tvärvetenskapliga barnkulturforskardag den 5 oktober, 2018, Stockholms universitet.
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2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
temapark, formellt lärande, informellt lärande, autenticitet, historia
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41783 (URN)
Conference
Centrum för barnkulturforsknings Tvärvetenskapliga barnkulturforskardag den 5 oktober, 2018, Stockholms universitet
Projects
High Chaparral, historiekommunikation och formell/informell utbildning
Funder
Swedish National Heritage Board, 3635-2017
Available from: 2018-10-08 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2018-10-17Bibliographically approved
Hammarsten, M., Almers, E., Askerlund, P., Avery, H. & Samuelsson, T. (2018). The Forest Garden from Children's Perspectives. In: : . Paper presented at Childhood and Materiality. VIII conference on childhood studies, 7-9 may Jyväskylä Finland.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Pedagogy Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39400 (URN)
Conference
Childhood and Materiality. VIII conference on childhood studies, 7-9 may Jyväskylä Finland
Projects
Forest gardens as environments for learning, recreation and sustainability
Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved
Svensson, C.-J. & Samuelsson, T. (2017). Museet i bilderboken: Verklighetens museer utmanas av stereotypa barnböcker. In: Rebecka Florin Sädbom, Mikael Gustafsson & Hans Albin Larsson (huvudred.) (Ed.), Framåt uppåt!: Samhällsdidaktiska utmaningar (pp. 147-170). Jönköping: Jönköping University
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2017 (Swedish)In: Framåt uppåt!: Samhällsdidaktiska utmaningar / [ed] Rebecka Florin Sädbom, Mikael Gustafsson & Hans Albin Larsson (huvudred.), Jönköping: Jönköping University , 2017, p. 147-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, 2017
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38023 (URN)978-91-981530-2-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-01 Created: 2017-12-01 Last updated: 2018-03-26Bibliographically approved
Sparrman, A., Cardell, D., Lindgren, A.-L. & Samuelsson, T. (2017). The Ontological Choreography of (Good) Parenthood (1ed.). In: Anna Sparrman, Allan Westerling, Judith Lind, Karen Ida Dannesboe (Ed.), Doing Good Parenthood: Ideals and Practices of Parental Involvement. Palgrave Macmillan
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2017 (English)In: Doing Good Parenthood: Ideals and Practices of Parental Involvement / [ed] Anna Sparrman, Allan Westerling, Judith Lind, Karen Ida Dannesboe, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 1Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 Edition: 1
Series
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34680 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-46774-0 (DOI)9783319467733 (ISBN)
Projects
Kultur för och av barn
Funder
Swedish Research Council, Dnr. 2009-2384
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2018-01-13
Sparrman, A., Samuelsson, T., Lindgren, A.-L. & Cardell, D. (2016). The ontological practices of child culture. Childhood, 23(2), 255-271
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2016 (English)In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 255-271Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article asks questions about the ontology of child culture. It aims to position the concept of child culture at the forefront of theoretical research without creating a ‘true’ or singular definition of the concept. It is rather a conceptual exploration of partial consistencies of child culture in and through practices. The focus of the analyses is on five institutional cultural practices created for children: two children’s museums, a science centre, a theme park and an amusement park. A cross-analysis of these practices provides the empirical material for proposing the notion of ‘child culture multiple’.

Keywords
Child culture, child culture multiple, child studies, children’s culture, multiplicity, ontological politics, praxiography
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27627 (URN)10.1177/0907568215602475 (DOI)000375598900008 ()2-s2.0-84966783710 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Kultur för och av barn
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-07-27 Created: 2015-07-27 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, T. & Samuelsson, M. (2015). Av stor betydelse för ett framtida liv: Föräldrars uppfattningar om varför deras barn ska åka till kollo. Barn, 33(2), 27-40
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2015 (Swedish)In: Barn, ISSN 0800-1669, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 27-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Kollo, sommarkoloni, föräldrar, being, projekt
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-26419 (URN)
Available from: 2015-05-05 Created: 2015-05-05 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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