Lisbeth Åberg-Bengtsson

Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT (including The Swedish School of Library and Information Science)

Department for Pre-School and School Teacher Education

Phone: 033-435 4234

Mobile: 0708-310874


Room number: B601

Signature: LGN

I work as a senior professor within the field of educational research, in which I focus upon pupils’ understanding of graphical representations, for example, graphs, charts and diagrams as well as of explanatory illustrations in primary-school teaching and learning. An additional research interest concerns dimensionality of large-scale tests.

I was employed by the University of Borås in 2009. In the late 1990s, I took my PhD degree at the University of Gothenburg, whereupon I worked there as a senior lecturer, associate professor and later as a professor, until I took up a professorship at Mid Sweden University.

I run the research project Illustrations making meaning? Young pupils encountering explanatory pictures and models in science and mathematics education in primary school and pre-school financed by the Swedish Research Council. My doctoral dissertation is titled Entering a graphicate society: Young children learning graphs and charts

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Title of Dissertation

Entering a Graphicate Society: Young Children Learning Graphs and Charts (1998), University of Gothenburg.

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