Welcome to LIT-Research

The research programme 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 different school subjects 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

Doctoral course: Disciplinary Literacy in Different Educational Contexts

November 14, 2023

The course aims for the student to acquire both a broad overview and a deep understanding of central aspects of the research field of disciplinary literacy. The student develops an understanding of both disciplinary literacy as a concept and how it is applied in various school subjects and educational contexts. The purpose is also to […]

Publication from LIT Research

March 2, 2022

The research anthology “Translanguaging in Science Education”, edited by LIT Researchers Anders Jakobsson, Pia Nygård Larsson and Annika Karlsson. In this edited volume, published by Springer, 35 authors from around the world explore diverse translanguaging practices in multilingual science classrooms in Hong Kong, Lebanon, Luxembourg, South Africa, Sweden and the United States. It presents novel […]

Publication from LIT Research

August 20, 2021

The anthology “Ämneslitteracitet och inkluderande undervisning”, published in June 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.

Forskarutbildningskurs i ämneslitteracitet

September 29, 2022

Forskningsprogrammet LIT anordnar en ny forskarutbildningskurs med fokus på ämneslitteracitet och hur det aktualiseras i olika skolämnen och utbildningssammanhang. Kursen vänder sig till doktorander inom olika discipliner och startar den 7 november 2022.

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