Disciplinary literacy in primary teacher education
Start date: 2023-01-01
End date: 2026-12-31
This project aims to (a) develop an in-depth understanding of disciplinary literacy in the university disciplines of Swedish, English and Mathematics in teacher education, grades 4–6, and (b) to identify ways of strengthening the teaching of disciplinary language in teacher education for grades 4–6. Developing disciplinary literacy is an integral and important part of learning a discipline (Fang & Robertson 2020). However, such subject-specific communication is highly complex, spanning multiple dimensions (Bergh Nestlog 2020) and needs to be made explicit in teacher education. If this is achieved, teacher students can be expected to strengthen not only their own learning but also enhance their future pupils’ opportunities to communicate knowledge.