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Ann-Katrin Swärd

Senior lecturer

Ann-Katrin Swärd
Senior lecturer
ann-katrin.sward@gu.se
+46 31 786 2250

Room number: A2 147
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 41117 Göteborg


Department of Education and Special Education (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2070
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 411 17 Göteborg

About Ann-Katrin Swärd

Ann-Katrin Swärd's research deals with different aspects of literacy like teachers competence when they teach students to read and write. Main focus is Special Education, primarily from a prevention perspective. Ann-Katrin belongs to the research platform PRIS (platform for research on inclusive education and school development) Gothenburg University. She also collaborate with CHILD, a interdisciplinary research group, Jönköping University and ECE (Early childhood education) University of Gävle.

Ann-Katrin teaches in various courses in Special Education, both at basic and advanced level. Tutor and examine master students is another part of her work as well as post-graduate students.

Biography

Ann-Katrin Swärd has 30 years of experiences as a teacher from preschool to high school. After 15 years as a teacher in pre- and primary school she graduate as a teacher in Special Education at Malmö University 1988 and continued to work as a teacher in special education mainly in primary school. She also graduate a few years later as a teacher in Special Education for children with hearing impairment at Stockholm University. Degree in Bachelor and Master, Special Education at Karlstad university where the focus was communication, speech, language development and literacy.

Over the years Ann-Katrin continue to specialize and worked with students in need of extra support. It could be about reading and writing as well as support for students with different diagnosis like neuropsychiatric conditions. This excellence in competence led to employment as a lecturer in Special Education, University of Gävle 1999. Ann-Katrin graduated as a PhD in Special Education with a focus in literacy at Stockholm University 2008. The doctor thesis, a Grounded Theory study about some teachers in different contexts and their way of teaching to ensure student's literacy skill.

Future research is about how students in secondary school select and use different texts and their interest in reading. Boys reading is a project between librarian and teachers and their students. A retrospectiv case-study about non-verbal communication and transfer to Ipad-communication when the individual have autismspectrum condition in combination with intellectual disability. Studies about why and how students with another etnichal background than Swedish must change from their school to a special class for students with intellectual disability.

International project and collaboration has been and still are a very important part in Ann-Katrin's professional work. Different project within Erasmus Intensive program and Linneaus-Palme is some examples of collaboration. During the last year Ann-Katrin has also been appointed as external examinor and reviewer at some universities in South Africa.

 

 

Latest publications

Building a Learning Community for Peace through Partnership with School
Ilse Hakvoort, Ann-Katrin Swärd, Kajsa Svensson
ECER 2019, 3-6 September 2019, Hamburg, Germany, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Dyslexia vs Dysgraphia
Ann-Katrin Swärd
Delta Kappa Gamma, Europe International Conference, Reykjavik, July 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

The Importance of Language Development in relation to Reading and Writing
Ann-Katrin Swärd
VI International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Ankara, June 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Preventing Failure in Preschool for later Success in School
Ann-Katrin Swärd
VI International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Ankara, June 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Läsundervisning - möjligheter och utmaningar
Ann-Katrin Swärd
Lärportalen, Skolverket, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Skrivandets olika dimensioner
Ann-Katrin Swärd
Lärportalen, Skolverket, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Best friends forever: perceptions of best friend expressed by children living in Turkey and Sweden.
Ann-Katrin Swärd
70th OMEP World Assembly and Conference World Assembly: 25 - 26 of June 2018, Prague. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Degrading Treatment i some Swedish Preschools
Ann-Katrin Swärd
70th OMEP World Assembly and Conference World Assembly: 25 - 26 of June 2018, Prague. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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2019

Building a Learning Community for Peace through Partnership with School
Ilse Hakvoort, Ann-Katrin Swärd, Kajsa Svensson
ECER 2019, 3-6 September 2019, Hamburg, Germany, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Dyslexia vs Dysgraphia
Ann-Katrin Swärd
Delta Kappa Gamma, Europe International Conference, Reykjavik, July 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

The Importance of Language Development in relation to Reading and Writing
Ann-Katrin Swärd
VI International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Ankara, June 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Preventing Failure in Preschool for later Success in School
Ann-Katrin Swärd
VI International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Ankara, June 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Läsundervisning - möjligheter och utmaningar
Ann-Katrin Swärd
Lärportalen, Skolverket, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Skrivandets olika dimensioner
Ann-Katrin Swärd
Lärportalen, Skolverket, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

2018

Best friends forever: perceptions of best friend expressed by children living in Turkey and Sweden.
Ann-Katrin Swärd
70th OMEP World Assembly and Conference World Assembly: 25 - 26 of June 2018, Prague. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Degrading Treatment i some Swedish Preschools
Ann-Katrin Swärd
70th OMEP World Assembly and Conference World Assembly: 25 - 26 of June 2018, Prague. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 38

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