LecturerDepartment of Education, Communication and
About Inger Brännberg
Research interests In 2005 I took my PhD in education with a dissertation titled Barns skriftspråkande—att blie en skrivance och läsande person (Children’s Written ‘Languaging’—Becoming a Writing and Reading Person). The research field is children’s education and learning in children and adolescents. My research interest is primarily focused on children’s learning of written language in the ages of 1–8. The concept of written ‘languaging’ comprises various creative ways of using written language. Written communication is undergoing a transformation with the emergence of virtual and digital environments.
At present I am working on two research projects: an evaluative study of the Swedish government’s bill Quality in Preschooling (Bill 2004/05:11), and a longitudinal study, Children’s Early Learning, which is designed to study how preschools contribute to children’s knowledge and learning. My focus in this project is language and communication. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.
Teaching interests Children’s learning of written language, an extended concept of text, and multimodality.
Keywords children, preschool, preschool class, early school years, learning, teaching, learning environment, written language, writing, reading, literacy, multimodality, early childhood literacy, emergent literacy, communication, interaction, education, didactics