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The project in technology area: from woods to a footstool

Tara Jaketič (2017) The project in technology area: from woods to a footstool. Diploma thesis.

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    Through thesis material we wanted to introduce wood and the way wood is processed to 5–6 years old children, their parents and their teachers. By planning a wood workshop inside of playground and activities in it, we can offer children an interesting and educational environment. In our project we researched the steps necessary for a piece of lumber to become a wood product. At the end of the project we made a stool. We wanted to prove that with the right conditions children can be attracted to technical activities regardless of their gender. By doing a pool with 26 teachers of kindergarten "Kekec" Grosuplje we found out that in general teachers have second thoughts about organizing wood workshop activities, even so, the poll also proved that children love to play with wooden toys on a regular basis. In the theory part of my thesis I presented wood and it's processing in the same way I would present it to children. I also presented learning by experience, which predominates in the activities of the project. In the empirical part I described the project day by day, we first explored the forest and the activities necessary to extract wood from it and later we implemented the wood workshop in the playground and held activities in it. In the research, 21 children aged between 5 and 6 years from Grosuplje kindergarten "Kekec" participated. In our activities we gave the children the freedom to research independently, they gave their ideas which we wrote down and used at further planning and at the end we created various products. There was plenty of participation also from the parents side, which would provide materials and tools. In future meetings of teachers I will continue to present the activities of our wood workshop, which train children in their creative-technical abilities, so that one day wood workshop could be present in all kindergartens.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: wood, wood processing, workshop, experience learning
    Number of Pages: 75
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Stanislav AvsecMentor
    asist. Veronika ŠuligojComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11757385)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 4815
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 14:40
    Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 14:40
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4815

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