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Staff photo Annika Norlund Shaswar

Annika Norlund Shaswar

I am a senior lecturer in Language didactics, teacher educator and research leader of Litum. My research centers on second language development, multilingualism and literacy.

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Associate professor at Department of Language Studies Units: Swedish as second language
A, Humanisthuset, korridor HF2 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I have researched the literacy practices of students studying Swedish for immigrants (SFI). In my Ph d thesis (Norlund Shaswar 2014) I researched connections between literacy practices in everyday life and in SFI-education of five Kurdish SFI-students. I am also interested in action research and the use of digital technologies in education. In two studies I have studied digital and multilingual literacy practices of sfi-students and how these practices can be used as resources for development of education.


2015-2018 I participated in the project Reading and writing interventions that was financed by Litum. We performed two intervention studied focusing on genre pedagogical models in order to research how these models supported students reading and writing development.


Education Inquiry
Hermansson, Carina; Norlund Shaswar, Annika; Rosén, Jenny; et al.
Ämnet som blev: Rapporter från den fjärde nationella konferensen i pedagogiskt arbete, Umeå: Umeå universitet 2021 : 81-95
Wedin, Åsa
HumaNetten, Växjö: 2020, (45) : 156-184
Norlund Shaswar, Annika
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2020
Norlund Shaswar, Annika; Wedin, Åsa
Litteraciteter och flerspråkighet, Liber 2019 : 81-95
Eklund, Ivana; Norlund Shaswar, Annika
The Journal of educational research (Washington, D.C.), Routledge 2019, Vol. 112, (4) : 483-494
Hermansson, Carina; Jonsson, Bert; Levlin, Maria; et al.
Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies, Jyväskylä: Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä 2019, Vol. 13, (3) : 17-34
Norlund Shaswar, Annika; Wedin, Åsa
Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies, Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä 2019, Vol. 13, (2) : 45-63
Wedin, Åsa; Norlund Shaswar, Annika
The Journal of Writing Research, Vol. 8, (1) : 177-181
Norlund Shaswar, Annika; Lindgren, Eva
Språkets gränser - och verklighetens: Perspektiv på begreppet gräns, Umeå: Umeå universitet 2012 : 157-166
Norlund Shaswar, Annika
Att läsa och att skriva: Två vågor av vardagligt skriftbruk i Norden 1800-2000, Umeå: Umeå universitet och Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet 2012 : 221-234
Norlund Shaswar, Annika

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