Joy in learning
The purpose of this phenomenological study is to gain knowledge about what meanings the phenomenon joy in learning has for children aged 9 and 12 years in compulsory school. The findings indicate how joy stimulate learning and emerges when children understand and ’own’ their learning process. Joy in learning during lessons is related to joy and friendship during breaks. Conclusions can be drawn that breaks need attention from a learning perspective and that children need teacher support to understand their learning process.