Petra Magnusson

Petra Magnusson


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    I am Reader and Associate professor in The teaching and Learning of Swedish. I am interested in what happens (and what does not happen) when teachers and pupils meet in teaching and learning during learning activities. I have a special interest in the development of digital technology and how it has affected the possibilities for learning since the 1990s.  My research deals mainly with theoretical approaches of conditions and terms for contemporary meaning-making and practice-based exploration of how curricula can be developed to meet the possibilities and challenges offered by digital technology. 

    In my thesis from 2014 I discuss different aspects of teaching from a multimodal theoretical perspective, which I consider to be an apt framing in order to understand and develop contemporary learning and teaching. 

    I have also been working together with teachers in compulsory school and after school activities in order to develop a language-based approach in their teaching. Another of my interests concerns the role of fiction in the school environment. 

    From January 2022 I work with schools and researchers Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi and Anna Åkerfeldt on the three-year project Teachers' meta-knowledge and assessment practices in digital, multimodal learning environments funded by the Swedish Institute for Educational Research.


    Additional to research I am also a teacher in Swedish, history and social science and have worked in secondary- and upper secondary school for many years. I am currently working in teacher training programs and have been engaged in programs for teachers launched by The Swedish National Agency for Education.  


    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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