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Tord Göran Olovsson

I work as a teacher and researcher.  At the moment, my research interests mostly concern didactic issues in social studies, and assessment and grading in compulsory school.

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Associate professor at Department of Education
Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset Umeå universitet, Mediagränd 14, Beteendevetarhuset, 901 87 Umeå

I teach primarily in courses in teacher education. My research has concerned assessment and grading in compulsory school, but also other didactic questions. My teaching in teacher education is primarily concerned within the general-didactic field, and in particular I participate in courses about teachers' mission, teaching and leadership, as well as assessment of students' knowledge.

At the moment, I work with a research project entitled Subject-integrated teaching and assessment in social studies in school year 5 and 6. The research is conducted in collaboration with active teachers in compulsory school through classroom observations, interviews with students and teachers, as well as students' written reflections. This project is ongoing 2017-2020. The project is carried out on the basis of funds from the Umeå School of Education, and is part of the UmSOD (Umeå Research Centre for Social Studies Didactics), which consists of a network of scholars at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts. In 2019 and 2020, I will mainly work on this research project, and to a lesser extent with teaching.
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I am also engaged in the research area of Didactics, Evaluation and Assessment (DUB) at the Department of Education. I finished my PhD-thesis in 2015 and have since worked at the Department of Education, and also at the Department of Applied Educational Science.
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SO-didaktik, Stockholm: Föreningen SO-didaktik 2020, (9) : 76-89
Hedlund, Anna; Olovsson, Tord Göran
Acta Didactica Norden, Oslo: UiO University Library 2020, Vol. 14, (3)
Olovsson, Tord Göran
Pedagogiska rapporter från Pedagogiska institutionen, 98
Segerholm, Christina; Hult, Agneta; Olovsson, Tord Göran; et al.
Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, Karlstad: CSD Karlstad 2018, (4) : 88-117
Olovsson, Tord Göran; Näsström, Gunilla
International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, Vol. 16, (1) : 135-160
Diehl, Monika; Olovsson, Tord Göran
Betygssättning i årskurs 4–6, Stockholm: Skolverket 2017 : 1-16
Olovsson, Tord Göran
Utvärdering och bedömning i skolan: för vem och varför?, Stockholm: Natur och kultur 2017 : 170-184
Olovsson, Tord Göran
ECER 2016: Abstracts
Olovsson, Tord Göran
Akademiska avhandlingar vid Pedagogiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, 112
Olovsson, Tord Göran
Proceedings of 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Amsterdam: Elsevier 2015 : 424-431
Olovsson, Tord Göran
Education 3-13, Routledge 2015, Vol. 43, (6) : 741-753
Olovsson, Tord Göran
Education Inquiry, Vol. 5, (4) : 561-581
Olovsson, Tord Göran
Performativity in education: an international collection of ethnographic research on learners' experiences, E&E Publishing 2014 : 283-300
Olovsson, Tord Göran
NERA 41 st Congress, 7-9 March 2013, Reykjavik: Iceland: "Disruptions and eruptions as opportunities for transforming education"
Olovsson, Tord Göran