Our Research

We live in an increasingly multilingual and multicultural society which effects education at all levels. The program therefore 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 program is divided into 8 interrelated sub studies

The first lays out the conceptual and descriptive foundation for the research projects. In this sub study all participating researchers collaborate. The other sub studies and their research projects are described below.

Mathematical literacy

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

Scientific literacy

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

Social science literacy

Literacy perspectives on the social science subjects in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

Language, literacy and multilingualism

Literacy and language challenges in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Literacy perspectives in different subject areas, including language education.

Academic literacy

Focus on academic literacy for multilingual students in higher education.

Digital literacy

Focus on digital literacy, multimodal tools and materials.

Climate literacy and discourses of climate change

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