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.
Ongoing research projects
- Teaching for text comprehension: Supporting young second-language learners’ text comprehension in urban multiethnic preschools in Norway
- Multiple-documents literacy: Understanding, assessing, and improving students' learning from conflicting information sources
- Motivation and Self-regulated Learning in the Early Grades
- Preventing Later Literacy Failure in Kindergarten: A longitudinal Randomized-Trials Study of Oral LanguageDevelopment and Intervention
- Development of Text Comprehension in Young Children
- Classroom Discourse and Text Comprehension
- Language Minority Students’ Text Comprehension
- Enhancing second-language learning in young language minority students: an intervention study in early elementary school years (PhD project)
- Reading in Limbo: Caught in Transition Between Paper and Digital Texts
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.