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Catarina Schmidt


Unit for Subject Matter Education with specialization in Swedish
Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 5
41120 Göteborg
Room number
B4 471
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Catarina Schmidt

Catarina Schmidt is a senior lecturer in Pedagogy with an orientation towards literacy education in the primary- and elementary school years. Her research focuses on conditions and possibilities for children’s literacy learning in relation to multilingualism, multimodality and popular culture. She has a special interest in Critical Literacy and linguistic scaffolds across the curriculum.

Ongoing research projects

  • 2018- 20: Exploring the elusive teaching gap – Equity and knowledge segregation in teaching processes, in cooperation with Professor Ninni Wahlström, Linneaus University and financed by the Swedish Research Council.

Finished research projects

  • 2018- 19: Subject education through new arrivals’ first languages [Studiehandledning], on behalf of and in cooperation with the Language Centre [Språkcentrum], City ofåken+-+slutrapport.pdf
  • 2015-17: Understanding Curriculum Reforms – A Theory-Oriented Evaluation of the Swedish Curriculum Reform Lgr 11, in cooperation with Professor Ninni Wahlström Linneaus University and funded by The Swedish Research Council.
  • 2014-15: Interventions Promoting Reading – Evaluation and Analysis of Libraries’ Interventions in Six Provinces in the Southern part of Sweden, funded by the National Culture Council and in cooperation with the Region Halland.
  • 2013-14: Classroom Study in grade 2; Using Students’ Popular Cultural Experiences in Literacy Education with Åsa Wedin, Professor in Swedish as a Second Language, Dalarna University

Catarina give lectures, teaches courses and supervises essays related to the above.