Mathematical literacy

Our Research

We live in increasingly multilingual and multicultural society which effects education at all levels. The program therefor aims to contribute to a deepened understanding and development of theory on the crucial role of language in learning for all students.

It also aims to contribute to improved quality of education in different subjects’ areas through providing practical insights for teachers and university educators on literacy demands and the ways these can be addressed in order to enhance the learning processes for all students.

The programme is divided into 7 interrelated sub studies:

The first lays out the conceptual and descriptive foundation for the research projects were all participating researchers collaborate.

Mathematical literacy

How contemporary mathematics education reflects changes in society, migration, and globalization.

Scientific literacy

What kind of literacy activities in primary science classrooms may offer prerequisites for inclusive education in multilingual contexts?

Social science literacy

Investigate students’ writing skills in language-focused situations in relation the development of students’ reasoning in history and the social sciences.

Newly arrived students

Perspectives on literacy among newly arrived students´ opportunities for schooling in Sweden.

Academic literacy

Focus on academic literacy for multilingual students in higher education students within teacher education and social work.

Classroom applications

Investigate the development of practical classroom applications and language supporting tools (MLS) in different subject areas.

Climate literacy and discourses of climate change communication

Ongoing climate change research presents us with arguments of an increasingly urgent need to change our way of living.