Transspråkande förhållningssätt i undervisning
: en studie utifrån lärares perspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: Translanguaging approach to teaching: a study from teachers’ perspective
  • Anna-Lena Petersson
  • Pernilla Kristensson

Student thesis: Master, one year


The purpose of the study is to contribute with knowledge of some teachers' and a special educator's experiences of and views on language and knowledge development working methods with a special focus on translanguaging approaches. The purpose of the study is also to contribute with knowledge about the role of the special needs teacher in the work of promoting translanguaging in teaching for students in need of language support. The theoretical framework for the study consists of socio-cultural perspectives and intercultural pedagogical perspectives. The study approach is qualitative and the study data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Based on the teachers' descriptions, both advantages and challenges with translanguage approaches in teaching are made visible. According to the results of the study, the single most prominent success factor for translanguaging teaching to take place is the teacher's positive attitude towards all languages. The results also show that translanguaging approaches in teaching can be a way to prevent discrimination and xenophobia. The study's special pedagogical relevance is made visible by the fact that the study shows that the special needs teacher can be a resource in designing supportive teaching for multilingual students and in educating and informing teachers about translanguaging.

Date of Award2021-Jun-04
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorMaria Rubin (Supervisor) & Ann-Elise Persson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Special Education Teacher Programme

Courses and Subjects

  • Education

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogy (50301)


  • identity
  • intercultural pedagogical perspective
  • multilingualism
  • social justice
  • social practice
  • socio-cultural perspectives
  • translanguaging

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