Ann Nordberg

Senior Lecturer

Department of Education and Special
Visiting address
Västra Hamngatan 25
411 17 Göteborg
Room number
A2 166
Postal address
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg

About Ann Nordberg


My research is particularly focused on strengthening children’s and pupils’ communicative participation in preschools and schools. Particular attention is paid to professional development to scaffold language development through the use of evidence informed tools for profiling features of communication and language supporting classrooms and preschools. The connection between communication and language stimulus and reading and writing is also focused. My thesis was about speech, language and communicative participation in school children with speech difficulties.

In the years 2020-2022, I have been the project manager for a practical research project funded by ULF funds. My fellow research colleague has been Professor Karin Rönnerman. In this project, the ELSA model has been developed for collaboration on structured language support in preschool with the aim of increasing learning and equality for all children and as a basis for reading and writing development. We have worked with two preschools in two municipalities in western Sweden.

Teaching interests

I am an Associate Professor of Pedagogic Practices and my teaching interests touch on the research I pursuse. I teach research methods and supervise and examine students at the advanced level. The focus of my education lies in professional development and to strengthen the teachers' language supportive classroom work in an evidence informed way.

Knowledge of exchange interests

I have a large network of researchers at other universities, both within and outside Sweden. I am a member of the research environments at the Univerity of Gothenburg: PRIS - Platform for Research on Inclusion and School development and SKUL- School Development and Leadership, and I am a member of the board of disability research in the west (HafV).

Currently, in connection with a research project about supporting language in Swedish preschools and schools I collaborate with professor Julie Dockrell, Director of the Centre for Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Research and Practice, Speciality Chief Editor Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology and University College, London, UK.