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Eklund Heinonen, MariaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4254-4252
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Eklund Heinonen, M., Lennartson-Hokkanen, I. & Nord, A. (2018). ”Mer än bara text och ord”: Akademiskt skrivande i utbildningar i socialt arbete och sociologi. Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Mer än bara text och ord”: Akademiskt skrivande i utbildningar i socialt arbete och sociologi
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report was initiated by the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University and aims to investigate how the department helps its students to develop academic literacies. Another aim is to provide suggestions on how the department can develop teaching practices in order to integrate writing within its courses. In the report, we have examined course designs, learning outcomes and writing instructions. In addition, we have interviewed teachers and analyzed students’ texts. The report is concluded by some general suggestions on how the department can continue to support the students’ academic literacies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk, 2018. p. 48
Series
FUMS rapport: Arbetsrapporter om modern svenska, ISSN 0348-5838 ; 235
Keywords
akademiskt skrivande, literacy, högre utbildning
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-365808 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-15 Created: 2018-11-15 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
Eklund Heinonen, M. & Nord, A. (2018). ”Mer än text och ord”: Om en kartläggning av det akademiska skrivandet inom utbildningar på en institution – och lärdomar av arbetet med det. In: : . Paper presented at Språkverkstäder i teori och praktik – konferens inom nätverket för språk- och studieverkstäder, Uppsala, 15–16 november 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Mer än text och ord”: Om en kartläggning av det akademiska skrivandet inom utbildningar på en institution – och lärdomar av arbetet med det
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-367064 (URN)
Conference
Språkverkstäder i teori och praktik – konferens inom nätverket för språk- och studieverkstäder, Uppsala, 15–16 november 2018
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-11-27
Eklund Heinonen, M. (2015). Fokus på identitet i andraspråkssamtal i högskolemiljö. In: Linda Kahlin, Mats Landqvist och Ingela Tykesson (Ed.), Språk och identitet: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Södertörns högskola 8–9 maj 2014: . Paper presented at ASLA (pp. 11-22). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fokus på identitet i andraspråkssamtal i högskolemiljö
2015 (Swedish)In: Språk och identitet: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Södertörns högskola 8–9 maj 2014 / [ed] Linda Kahlin, Mats Landqvist och Ingela Tykesson, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2015, p. 11-22Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2015
Series
ASLA:s skriftserie, ISSN 1100-5629 ; 25
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266276 (URN)978-91-87843-28-0 (ISBN)
Conference
ASLA
Available from: 2015-11-06 Created: 2015-11-06 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Eklund Heinonen, M. (2015). Hur pratar man egentligen på ett seminarium?: Att stötta studenter i seminariets muntliga diskurs. In: Lotta Jons (Ed.), Seminariet i högre utbildning: Erfarenheter och reflektioner (pp. 135-154). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur pratar man egentligen på ett seminarium?: Att stötta studenter i seminariets muntliga diskurs
2015 (Swedish)In: Seminariet i högre utbildning: Erfarenheter och reflektioner / [ed] Lotta Jons, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 135-154Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270899 (URN)9789144104959 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-01-04
Eklund Heinonen, M. & Lennartson-Hokkanen, I. (2015). Scaffolding strategies: Enhancing L2 students' participation in discussions about academic texts. Paper presented at EATAW 2013. Journal of Academic Writing, 5(1), 42-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scaffolding strategies: Enhancing L2 students' participation in discussions about academic texts
2015 (English)In: Journal of Academic Writing, ISSN 2225-8973, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 42-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Widening participation in higher education (HE) in recent decades has brought new challenges for both teachers and students. One growing group of students are L2 students who often report a lack of confidence in expressing themselves verbally in academic settings. Systematically scaffolding students into developing not only written but also spoken academic discourse is therefore an increasingly important challenge. In Sweden, L2 students are offered a qualifying course in Swedish to enable them to meet HE entry requirements. This paper reports a study carried out on the academic writing module of this course. Course activities include writing a short paper and participating in a critical discussion of peer papers, from which our data was collected. The study has a socioculturally based framework which suggests that learning takes place through social interaction. The purpose is to identify scaffolding strategies by means of a qualitative, interactional analysis. The findings indicate that different types of strategies, such as open-ended, follow-up and multi-unit questions, can help students to deliver more substantial and elaborate answers. Other useful strategies are to create reflective spaces and to focus on students’ identities as academic writers to achieve inclusive and empowering learning situations.

Keywords
Academic Writing; Academic Literacies; Scaffolding; Second Language Students; Swedish as a Second Language; Peer Discussions
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266301 (URN)10.18552/joaw.v5i1.157 (DOI)
Conference
EATAW 2013
Available from: 2015-11-06 Created: 2015-11-06 Last updated: 2019-02-27
Eklund Heinonen, M. & Jorum, I. (2014). Introduction to Academic Writing from an Academic Literacies Approach. In: : . Paper presented at ICED 2014 Educational Development in a Changing World, ICED 2014, Stockholm, June 16-18.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to Academic Writing from an Academic Literacies Approach
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In our paper we present a pilot project were we introduce new students to read, write and search for academic texts. We assume an ‘academic literacies’ approach, where these activities are seen as social practices that have to be practically acquired in authentic, meaningful contexts within the disciplines, rather than in separate courses and other support structures.

Keywords
Academic literacies, Academic Writing
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240814 (URN)
Conference
ICED 2014 Educational Development in a Changing World, ICED 2014, Stockholm, June 16-18
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-01-08
Jorum, I. & Eklund Heinonen, M. (2014). Literacies for academic and professional purposes: Two collaboration projects with the University Library. In: Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge: Session 169 - Literacy and Reading. Paper presented at IFLA World Library and Information Congress, WLIC 2014, 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Literacies for academic and professional purposes: Two collaboration projects with the University Library
2014 (English)In: Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge: Session 169 - Literacy and Reading, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Academic literacies among high school students and university students have been a highly discussed topic for several years in Sweden as well as other countries. Results of PISA show that high school students’ reading skills deteriorate and university teachers have given alarming reports on students’ decreasing abilities on the critical assessment of sources and academic writing. In Sweden the new curriculum for high schools sharpens the demands on students to develop a critical and scientific approach and a main learning outcome is that high school students shall ‘have the ability to critically examine and assess what they see, hear and read’ and that they ‘can use books, library resources and modern technology as a tool in the search for knowledge, communication, creativity and learning’ (Curriculum for the Upper Secondary School 2011, p. 8f). The new curriculum is also a concern for Higher Education (HE) since it is of great importance that high school students are well prepared for University studies. The fact that more heterogenous groups of students coming from different linguistic and socio-cultural contexts get access to HE, has meant that teachers need to design new pedagogical approaches that take socially situated circumstances into account. In this paper we will present two projects conducted at Södertörn University where the University Library has been involved in focusing both on students’ academic literacies and the connection between academic and professional practice. One project is an Introduction to academic writing and concerns new students. The other one concerns teacher candidates and aims to prepare them for their future professions as high school teachers. The purpose of this paper is to explore how the University Library can collaborate with other institutions to support students to develop academic literacies that are useful for both their studies and for their future professional practice.

Keywords
academic literacies, information literacy, education, university libraries
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247318 (URN)
Conference
IFLA World Library and Information Congress, WLIC 2014, 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-05-05Bibliographically approved
Eklund Heinonen, M. (2013). Andraspråksbehärskning i tal och skrift: Sker den grammatiska inlärningen parallellt?. In: Björn Bihl, Peter Andersson & Lena Lötmarker (Ed.), Svenskans beskrivning 32: Förhandlingar vid trettioandra sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning.. Paper presented at Svenskans beskrivning 32. Karlstad den 13-14 oktober 2011. (pp. 104-117). Karlstad: Universitetstryckeriet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Andraspråksbehärskning i tal och skrift: Sker den grammatiska inlärningen parallellt?
2013 (Swedish)In: Svenskans beskrivning 32: Förhandlingar vid trettioandra sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning. / [ed] Björn Bihl, Peter Andersson & Lena Lötmarker, Karlstad: Universitetstryckeriet , 2013, p. 104-117Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Universitetstryckeriet, 2013
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214405 (URN)978-91-7063-490-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Svenskans beskrivning 32. Karlstad den 13-14 oktober 2011.
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved
Eklund Heinonen, M. (2010). "Jamen de e en bra fråga": Grammatisk och/eller kommunikativ kompetens i ett muntligt språktest.. In: Cecilia Falk, Andreas Nord och Rune Palm (Ed.), Svenskans beskrivning 30.: Förhandlingar vid Trettionde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning. (pp. 61-69). Stockholm: Institutionen för nordiska språk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Jamen de e en bra fråga": Grammatisk och/eller kommunikativ kompetens i ett muntligt språktest.
2010 (Swedish)In: Svenskans beskrivning 30.: Förhandlingar vid Trettionde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning. / [ed] Cecilia Falk, Andreas Nord och Rune Palm, Stockholm: Institutionen för nordiska språk , 2010, p. 61-69Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Institutionen för nordiska språk, 2010
Series
Svenskans beskrivning, ISSN 11023619 ; 30
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-146920 (URN)91-86762-61-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-02-21 Created: 2011-02-21 Last updated: 2018-01-12
Eklund Heinonen, M. (2009). Processbarhet på prov: Bedömning av muntlig språkfärdighet hos vuxna andraspråksinlärare. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Universitetsbiblioteket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Processbarhet på prov: Bedömning av muntlig språkfärdighet hos vuxna andraspråksinlärare
2009 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Processability in tests : Assessment of oral proficiency in adult second language learners
Abstract [en]

This dissertation concerns oral language tests from a grammatical perspective. Tests today are usually assessed based on a communicative approach to language, so it is interesting to see how great a significance the level of grammatical development of test takers has for their communicative competence in general.

The data in the investigation consist of recorded test conversations from a Swedish national language proficiency test, Tisus (test in Swedish for university and university college studies). The general aim of the study is to investigate whether there is a difference between the test takers who passed and those who failed in terms of their level of grammatical development. This is investigated in one main study and two smaller follow-up studies.

The theoretical basis for this work is comprised of theories on second language learning and theories on language testing. For the grammatical analysis, Pienemann’s processability theory (PT) is applied. This theory posits that learners acquire certain morpho-syntactic structures in a particular order, something that produces a hierarchy consisting of five levels.

In the main study, a quantitative analysis is made of the test takers’ level of grammatical development relative to their TISUS results. The results show a clear correlation between grammatical level and test results. There also seems to be a kind of watershed at level 4, given that most of the test takers who passed have command of this level in the PT hierarchy, whereas those who failed, as a rule, only make it to level 3.

The first follow-up study is more qualitative in nature and is focused on the test takers who deviate from the general pattern of results in the main study: those who failed despite their high grammatical level and those who passed despite their low grammatical level. One result of this follow-up study is that, in these cases, it appears communicative competence was critical. Being able to orient oneself to the special conversational situation represented by the test conversation is considered to be particularly important. In a second follow-up study, the problems of applying PT to morphology and syntax are examined.

The results of the dissertation suggest that there is a correlation between grammatical competence and communicative competence in general. This means that the grammatical levels in the PT hierarchy may constitute a useful basis of analysis in oral assessments, as a complement to other assessment tools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Universitetsbiblioteket, 2009. p. 218
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Institutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet, ISSN 0083-4661 ; 78
Keywords
Swedish as a second language, processability theory, oral language testing, communicative language ability, morphological development, syntactical development, interaction
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-9524 (URN)978-91-506-2044-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-02-28, Ihresalen, Engelska parken, Uppsala, 10:15
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2009-02-06 Created: 2009-02-06 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
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