Research leader and founding member
Olcay Sert is professor of English language education in the School of Education, Culture and Communication (Mälardalen University, Sweden) and the editor of Classroom Discourse, an international, peer reviewed journal published by Routledge. He has a PhD degree in Educational and Applied Linguistics (Newcastle University, UK), and his research deals with classroom discourse, L2 interaction, and language teacher education. For more information, you can visit his personal website.
Annaliina Gynne holds a PhD in Education and works currently at the School of Education, Culture and Communication at Mälardalen University, Sweden. Her research interests include multilingual and multicultural education, languaging, literacies, learning and identities. In particular, her research has focused on issues related to language and literacy practices as well as meaning making and identity work among multilingual young people in minority educational settings.
Maria Larsson is a senior lecturer at Mälardalen University. Her research interest primarily concerns the teacher’s role in mathematics classroom interaction, in particular teaching mathematics through problem solving. In her dissertation, she focused on challenges and support for the teacher in orchestrating productive whole-class discussions based on students’ ideas to a mathematical problem. Currently, she focuses on how teachers handle student errors that arise and how the teachers’ actions in the classroom might be coupled to their beliefs.
Marwa Amri is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education, Culture, and Communication at Mälardalen University. Her research draws on Conversation Analysis and deals with teacher-student interaction and L2 learning.
Teppo Jakonen is Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the School of Languages and Translation Studies, University of Turku (Finland), and associate editor of Linguistics and Education. His research primarily explores how language teaching and learning take place in and through social interaction, particularly in technology-rich settings.
Visiting researcher (January 2023 – April 2023)
David Ryška is a Ph.D. student at the Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (Czechia). Drawing on multimodal Conversation Analysis, his research primarily deals with identifying features of interactional competence during English oral proficiency exams.