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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

  • 2020-22: ULF-project about translanguaging (project leader) - in collaboration with a local primary school, Gothenburg University and the Center for school development (Cfs).
  • 2020-21: ULF-project: Enhancing language and positive reading habits. To widening the possibilities for dialogic reading aloud with children - in collaboration between two primary schools and Jönköping University.
  • 2018- 21: 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 knowledge areas. Catarina supervises three doctoral students in relation to the above described research field.