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Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi

Vice head of department

Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional
Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 15
41120 Göteborg
Room number
B4 469
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi

Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi, PhD in computational linguistics and associate professor in educational science. With focus on digital media and learning, the aim of her research is to advance understanding for digital practices, text formats, learning designs and interaction and impact on education. Based on practice-close approaches, attention is made to analysis and development of technology-mediated teaching in relation to L1 (mother tongue) content and pedagogy, students' development of communicative skills, textual and multimodal competencies and reflective learning. Also teacher’s professional development and learning is focused.

Recent research concerns studies in technology-enriched instruction and analysis of classroom practices in regard to situational choices and interpretation of semiotic resources in digital, multimodal meaning-making practices. Previous studies concerned development and adaptation of language tools to support reading and writing acquisition and teaching; studies dealing with the use of language aids in text composition by primary school students and developing methods for automatic text revision; students’ written communication and language use in school and social media; composing processes in the context of shared spaces online.


2016-2018 Minclusion - Integration with mobiles, funded by: Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), link

2014-2019 DigitaL - Learning in the digitalized region, funded by: Västra Götaland Regional Development Program, link

2012-2015 DILS - Digitala arenas in literacy practices in early primary school, funded by: Marcus & Amalia Wallenbergs Foundation, link

2011-2014 GNU - Gränsöverskridande Nordisk Undervisning (Cross-border Nordic Education), funded by: Interreg-Europeen Regional Development Fund, link

2010-2011 Nordic Smart School Project, financed by Uddevalla municipality and University West, link

2003-2007 Learning to Write in the Information Society, funded by: Swedish Research Council (VR), link