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"If you don't know your students you can't give them knowledge": A minor field study in a Maldivian school
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of the present study was to examine how teachers and students perceive the conditions of psychosocial health in a Maldivian school environment. By observing and interviewing the chosen selection highlight the schools health factors from a pedagogical perspective and thereby contribute with a deeper understanding of the school environment within the interactions between students and the teachers.

Methods: Data was collected in and after classes by interviewing and observing the 7th grad. Interviews were done with eight students, six teachers and the principal. A criteria for participating in the interviews was the ability to speak fluent English. 12 different lessons were observed and the study was inspired from ethnography.

Results: The results shows that the context have weak understanding for the concept psychosocial health and combines the concept with mental health. Student express lack of support from the teachers and the teachers recognizes that they do not have time for all the students’ individual learning processes. There is a problem regarding that the students do not understand the meaning of their learning or how to use the knowledge outside the school environment. Teachers describe that the focus is on how the students shall achieve high marks and not to prepare them for the adult life after school.

Conclusion: The awareness of the concept psychosocial health needs to be raised. There are good possibilities to raise the psychosocial health at the school by working with the health factors but since the concept of health is new the country need more research and support in the development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Psychosocial health, School environment, Health factors, Support, Maldives
National Category
Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29439OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-29439DiVA: diva2:853087
Subject / course
Hälsopedagogik
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Available from: 2015-10-21 Created: 2015-09-11 Last updated: 2015-10-21Bibliographically approved

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