Welcome to LIT-Research

The research programme Disciplinary literacy and inclusive teaching (LIT) explores the multidimensional nature of language in teaching and learning processes. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the development of literacy in science, mathematics, social sciences and in academic levels through the study of schools, in which teachers, students, and learning materials interact.

It seems most productive to build disciplinary literacy instructional programs, rather than to merely employ language perspectives on teaching

Anders Jakobsson, Director
Orkanen building
Orkanen in Malmö, photo credit Maria Eklind


News and events

Upcoming publications from LIT Research

August 20, 2021

The anthology “Ämneslitteracitet och inkludering” will be published in 2022 by Studentlitteratur. In this book, the LIT researchers collaborate in an extensive exploration of disciplinary literacy and inclusive teaching in various school subjects, and in teacher students’ development of academic literacy in higher education. In 2021, the research anthology “Translanguaging in Science Education”, edited by […]

To focus on the subject language contributes to a better school

June 24, 2020

The idea of this research aims to be closely connected to the classroom and to be subject-related so it can be directly used in schools. Anders Jakobsson An article about the research on using subject language in schools done by LIT was published in Dagens Nyheter (DN). Read the full article below (in Swedish).

Welcome to our new homepage

June 23, 2020

Here, we at LIT research aim to communicate about our research and present news and updates about our programme. It will also work as hub for our researchers to display their published works and the research projects they are involved in. We hope this site will be a great tool for anyone that wants to […]

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