About Us

MIND (Mälardalen INteraction and Didactics) research group aims at investigating discursive and interactional practices embedded in teaching and learning activities. We investigate pedagogical interactions and practices by focusing on audio, audio-visual, and digital data with a micro-analytic perspective (e.g. using discursive methodologies like multimodal Conversation Analysis) and with a broader, ethnographic understanding.

Our research focuses on:

– analyses of video-recorded classroom interactions as well as interactions in other mediated learning settings
– analyses of reflection and feedback sessions that come from critical reflections and training sessions
– analyses of annotated interaction data and video-tagged observations
– analysis of emerging written and spoken databases and corpora

MIND research group seeks to strengthen the already existing ties between Mälardalen University and its partner schools in the region. This strategic positioning is based on conducting research in classrooms and beyond where both teacher candidates and tutors become a part of such research.

Interdisciplinary activities aimed at research and teaching staff:
– Conversation Analysis data sessions
– Data sessions with various forms of classroom interaction analyses
– Research methodology training
– Various forms of dissemination events for postgraduate students, researchers, mentors, and teachers

Subject expertise:
– English and Swedish as additional languages
– Multilingualism
– Mathematics education
– (Language) teacher education

Olcay Sert, Professor, Mälardalen University
Annaliina Gynne, senior lecturer, Mälardalen University
Maria Larsson, senior lecturer, Mälardalen University
Marwa Amri, PhD candidate, Mälardalen University

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