TextDIM- Text Comprehension: Development, Instruction and Multiple Texts

The research group focus on different aspects of literacy, such as literacy among language minority children, beginning reading skills, oral discourse as a precursor for literacy, text comprehension among postsecondary students, and reading of multiple sources.

About the group

TextDIM is a research group at the Faculty of Education at the University of Oslo. The members of the group have all been involved in several research projects on different aspects of literacy, such as literacy among language minority children, beginning reading skills, oral discourse as a precursor for literacy, text comprehension among postsecondary students, and reading of multiple sources. The research group is now focusing on four issues of high relevance to both ongoing research in the field and to practical questions in current education:

  • developmental processes in text comprehension
  • text comprehension among language minority children
  • teaching of text comprehension skills
  • student’s learning from and with multiple information sources

The core activity of the research group includes five different studies, all focusing on one or more of the four issues. The group also offers a course on master level and plan to organise doctoral courses and workshops with international collaborators.

Research projects

Cooperation

The group has been in contact with the following prominent international researchers, who have all agreed to be international partners and collaborators of the research group.

  • Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Göteborg University, Sweden
  • Charles Hulme, University of York, UK
  • Nancy Perry, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Catherine Snow, Harvard University, USA
  • Jean-Francois Rouet, University of Poitiers, France
  • Eduardo Vidal-Abarca, University of Valencia, Spain.

 

Published Sep. 22, 2010 9:07 PM - Last modified Oct. 19, 2017 1:26 PM