Language, literacy and multilingualism

Language, literacy and multilingualism

The projects focus on language and literacy perspectives within language teaching or several subject areas in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

Research Projects

Learning Swedish in Swedish: Subject-specific text practices in SSL teaching (years 4–6)

Considering the prevalent debate surrounding the school subject Swedish as a second language (SSL), the actual teaching of the subject has not received much attention in research, especially in primary school. In this project, we use ethnographic methods of data collection to study processes of teaching reading and writing in SSL with a focus on […]

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Spaces for multilingualism? An interdisciplinary study of pedagogical potentials and limitations of multilingual approaches and activities in mathematics and science education

The purpose of this project is to generate knowledge about the pedagogical potentials and limitations of multilingual practices in mathematics and science education. We specifically aim to explore and problematise how multilingual approaches and activities may promote mathematics and science teaching and learning in school years 4–9, and contribute to the development of students´ disciplinary […]

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PhD-project on translanguaging as a resource in teaching and learning

Multilingualism and translanguaging as a resource in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms in subjects swedish as a second language and social studies, in Grade 6 and 7 in compulsory school. The study is designed as an action research project in close collaboration with the teachers in the project.

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Literacy practices for newly arrived students

PhD project on literacy practices for newly arrived students in a Language Introduction Programme in upper secondary school; linguistic interaction and offered text practices in the subjects of social studies and Swedish as a second language. The study takes place in a multilingual context with many multimodal activities. In the study, I use ethnographic methods […]

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Disciplinary literacy in subject swedish as a second language

Perspectives on literacy and language challenges in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms in subject swedish as a second language.

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Graphical models and the agency surrounding them: Designing and re-design narrative text in early compulsory school

The project studies graphic models’ framing of narrative genre in teaching in the earlier years of primary school. Language and literature didactic implications based on 1) the design of the models, 2) teachers’ didactic design and staging of teaching elements and 3) students’ encounter with and understanding of narrative text through the graphic models are […]

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Bridging contexts for language learning in the teaching of Swedish for immigrants

This project highlights a municipal effort to bridge different contexts for language learning in the teaching of adult migrants. This occurs through field trips and placements where the students get experiences of workplaces in different branches. The research  focuses on the students’ experiences of the teaching and the potential created for language and knowledge development […]

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