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För skrivandets skull: Om skönlitterärt skrivande i gymnasieskolans svenskämne

For the Sake of Writing: On Creative Writing in the Subject of Swedish in Upper Secondary School

Author

  • Alexander Brauer

Summary, in English

What place is there for creative writing in the subject of Swedish in upper secondary schools? Judging by the policy documents, almost none. There has been a gradual devaluation of creative writing, and today’s policy documents barely make mention of it. This paper has on the one hand examined Swedish teachers’ attitudes to creative writing and to what degree they include such writing in their instruction, and on the other, what parts of the policy documents can be used to justify working with creative writing in the Swedish subject. A majority of the informants indicated a generally positive attitude towards creative writing and that they see a host of possibilities in relation to it, but that lack of time and scope in the policy documents prevent them from implementing creative writing to any greater extent. However, the analysis of the policy documents shows that a good deal can be used to justify working with creative writing, based on relevant research and best practice.

Publishing year

2021

Language

Swedish

Document type

Student publication for Master's degree (two years)

Topic

  • Languages and Literatures
  • Social Sciences

Keywords

  • skönlitterärt skrivande
  • kreativitet
  • utbildning
  • svenska
  • New Public Management

Supervisor

  • Anders Ohlsson (Professor)