• Lea Høstrup Thorsgaard
6. sem, Bachelor i Biblioteks- og informationsvidenskab
Purpose: This paper examines how Skævinge Library, an open library handles the formation of the visiting
children through the concept of 'playful learning'.
Method: This examination is done through a comparison of Hillerød Main Library and Skævinge Library
interior of the children's ward and offers of events for the children.
From a social constructionist perspective the paper looks at childhood as a construction and at the public
library as a construction. The paper examines what vision of the children exists today at the public library
and how this vision has evolved over time from the Middle Ages to the present day. In pursuit of this
vision, the paper also examines how the public library has evolved from a design that forms and shapes the
mass, to a design as a haven that offers change through enlightenment to the population.
In order to find out which vision of the childe the library operates with to today, have there been held an
interview with a coordinator for Children & Youth from Hillerød Library.
At the end of the analysis, the comparison of the two libraries will result in creations that are potential
improvements of the formation through 'playful learning' in Skævinge Library.
Conclusion: Skævinge Library handles the education of the visiting children through the play opportunities
the library offers. The education occurs not through intellectually measurable results, but through the
children's growing understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2013
Antal sider46
Udgivende institutionIVA


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