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Clare Lindström

Doctoral student

Clare Lindström
Doctoral student
clare.lindstrom@sprak.gu.se

Room number: G412A
Postal Address: Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 Göteborg

About Clare Lindström

Academic degree: Licentiate of Philosophy (Fil. Lic.)
Position: PhD student
Subject: Educational Science (Humanities)

Research Project

I am currently working on my PhD project which takes the form of a portfolio of articles and has the working title ”I’d rather be drowning than drowned” Exploring the teaching and learning of the English progressive aspect.

The focus of the project is to investigate how the progressive aspect can be taught to secondary school pupils in an effective way. Firstly, a phenomenographic approach is taken to explore pupils’ conceptions as a starting point for classroom instruction. Building upon these conceptions, a cycle of research lessons is designed, implemented, and analysed in collaboration with a team of teachers. Variation theory is used as a tool to find critical aspects of the object of learning and what pupils need to discern to enhance their knowledge of the progressive. Furthermore, the study investigates how an instructional design can afford opportunities for learning, for example, what methods, teaching materials, learning activities, exercises, scaffolding questions and powerful examples enable learning.

Data consist of transcribed interviews, pupils’ written assignments, recorded lessons, recorded teacher meetings, field notes, and pre- and post-lesson pupil assessments.

The PhD project is a development of my licentiate thesis Making a Difference. Exploring the Teaching and Learning of the English Progressive Aspect among Swedish 6th Grade Students (2015).

Background

Before embarking on my doctoral studies, I worked as a lecturer and teacher trainer at Jönköping University. In 2015 I obtained my Licentiate of Philosophy degree in Education with a specialisation in English, and before this, a M.Sc. in Educational Science. I have taught, developed and examined university courses mainly in the areas of English language oral and written proficiency, culture and society, grammar, and phonetics. I have also supervised student dissertations at Bachelor level and developed new English courses for university personnel.

I have a B.A. degree in music and a PGCE teaching certificate both from the University of Reading in England. I am a qualified secondary school teacher with many years’ experience of teaching music and English as a foreign language to both children and adults in England and Sweden.

My research interests include second language teaching and learning, English grammar and the relationship between implicit and explicit language learning.

Publications

Licentiate thesis

Lindström, C. (2015). Making a Difference. Exploring the Teaching and Learning of the
English Progressive Aspect among Swedish 6th Grade Students
. Research Reports No.5.
School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University.

Article (peer reviewed)

Lindström, C. (2017). Two tenses are better than one: Using contrast and complexity
to develop grammatical understanding. International Journal for Lesson and
Learning Studies
, 6(2), 124 – 134.

Book chapter (peer reviewed)

Lindström, C. (2017). Att börja i det komplexa. Om hur undervisningskonventioner utmanas i en studie om engelsk grammatik. (Starting with Complexity. Challenging Teaching Conventions in a Study on English Grammar.) In Ingrid Carlgren (Ed.) Undervisningsutvecklande forskning - exemplet Learning study (pp.161–171). Malmö: Gleerups.

Conference papers (peer reviewed)

Lindström, C. (2018). Elevers uppfattningar som utgångspunkt för undervisning av
pågående form. (Pupils’ conceptions of the progressive aspect as a starting point for teaching) Conference: Nationell ämnesdidaktisk konferens (NÄD), Kristianstad, Sweden, 26–27 April, 2018.

Lindström, C. (2017). Att börja i det komplexa. (Starting with Complexity). Symposium: ”Undervisningsutvecklande forskning med learning study som guidande princip.” Conference: Forskningsbaserad undervisning- teori och praktik i samverkan. (Research Based Instruction – Theory and Practice in Collaboration). HLK/School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, 21 November, 2017.

Lindström, C. (2016). ”Two tenses are better than one – using contrast and complexity to develop grammatical understanding”. Paper presented at symposium: “What is to be Learned and How to Design for Learning? Experiences from Three Learning Studies”. Conference: The World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS), Exeter, UK, 3-5 September, 2016. Discussant: Professor John Elliott.

Lindström, C. (2016). Om hur undervisningskonventioner utmanas i en Learning study. Paper presented at symposium: ”Undervisningsdesign - att utforma undervisningspraktiker för lärande”. Conference: Nationell ämnesdidaktisk konferens (NÄD), Malmö, Sweden, 19–21 April, 2016. Discussant: Professor Constanta Olteanu.

Lindström, C. & Runesson, U. (2015). ‘Drown’ or ‘drowning’ – what is the difference? How patterns of variation and powerful examples contribute to creating conditions for enhanced student learning of the grammatical structure, the progressive aspect. Paper presented at invited SIG symposium: “Explaining differences in learning in classrooms in terms of differences in learning made possible". Conference: 16th Biennial EARLI Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, 25-29 August, 2015. Discussant: Professor Yrjö Engeström.

Lindström, C. (2013). Intending Learning – A Report of a Learning Study about the Grammatical Structure, the Progressive, with 6th grade English Language Learners in Sweden. Conference: The World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS), Gothenburg, Sweden, 6-9 September, 2013.

Lindström, C (2013). Intending Learning – A Report of a Learning Study about the Grammatical Structure, the Progressive Aspect, with 6th grade English Language Learners in Sweden. Conference: Passion for Language: Innovative Methods in Language Learning. School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden, 13-14 June, 2013.

Other conference presentations

Lindström, C. (2017). “I’d rather be drowning than drowned.” Teaching and learning the English progressive aspect among Swedish secondary school pupils. Project presentation. Faculty of Arts Doctoral Conference HFDK2017, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 16-17 November, 2017.

Lindström, C. (2016). Om konventioner och komplexitet. En Learning study om engelsk grammatik. (On conventions and complexity. A Learning study on English grammar). Seminar presentation. Nätverksträff för lärare fokuserat undervisningsutveckling, (Network meeting for teacher-focused instructional development). Nässjö, 5–16 September, 2016.

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