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.
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.
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.
- Teaching Teacher Students through Innovative Teaching Approaches in Online Learning, 12th International Conference Innovation in Language Learning : 2019. Conference paper : refereed. .
- Engelskdidaktik i ett omvänt klassrum, Part of: Digitalisering av högre utbildning, Studentlitteratur AB, 2018. Chapter of book. .
- Vocational English : The gap between policy and practice, 2017. Conference paper. .
- Vocational English in policy and practice, Göteborgs universitet, 2015. Licentiate thesis. .
Didaktik and Leadership - Supplementary Teacher Education (PG1075)
English III for Teacher Students (EN2045)
English III for Teacher Students for Upper Secondary School (GEN28Q)
English III, Degree thesis 1 for Teacher Students, year 7-9 (EN2047)
English III, including Degree Thesis 1 for Teacher Students, Upper secondary school (EN2046)
English IV, Degree Thesis 2 for Teacher Students, year 7-9 (EN3070)
English IV, including Degree Thesis 2 for Teacher Students, Upper secondary school (EN3071)
Placement Studies 1 - Supplementary Teacher Education (PG1073)
Placement Studies 2 - Supplementary Teacher Education (PG2065)
Placement Studies 3 - Supplementary Teacher Education (PG3058)