Katarina Lindahl

Katarina Lindahl

Fil lic ämnesdidaktik med inriktning engelska, English
Lecturer English, English
My work consists mostly of teaching within teacher education, English didactics, and supervision and examination of students' theses. I also partly work as an NGLC resource for teachers who want to learn more about our learning platform Learn.

Background

Katarina Lindahl holds a Licentiate of Philosophy in Subject Matter Education with a focus on English. She studied at Gothenburg University at the Centre for Education Science and Teacher Research (CUL) and finished her licentiate thesis in 2015. Prior to her research studies, Katarina received a Master of Education degree from Karlstad University and worked in both secondary and upper secondary school as a teacher of English and religion.

Research interests

In her licentiate thesis Katarina focused on vocational English in the Building and Construction Programme. The aim of the licentiate thesis was to examine how, and in what ways, vocational English is a part of English language teaching in the Building and Construction Programme in Sweden, and what the influences were for such pedagogy. The main research question was how policy documents relate to the views of teachers and their educational practice regarding vocational English. The study consisted of two parts: a textual policy analysis of the three latest upper secondary school reforms in Sweden (Lgy 70, Lpf 94, and Gy 2011), and semi-structured interviews with practicing English teachers in the Building and Construction Programme. The interviews are categorised by using Spradley’s (1979) semantic relationships and taxonomies. Balls’ (Ball, 1993) and Ozga’s (1990; 2000) concept of policy enactment is used in the analysis as well as Bernstein’s (1990; 2000) theoretical framework of classification, framing, and horizontal and vertical discourse.

Teaching

Katarina started working as a lecturer at University Dalarna in 2015. She teaches several courses in the teacher training programme for teachers of grades 4-6, secondary school and upper secondary school, as well as English didactics and language proficiency. In addition, she regularly supervises and examines degree theses in the teacher training programme.

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