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Drion, Elisabeth
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Drion, E. & Marston, P. (2013). Action research in Swedish LSP practice: Can we do it? Can we get FUNDED for it?. In: : . Paper presented at LSP13, Swedish Symposium for LSP / LAP: Investigating relationships between teaching, learning, and research, 17-18 January, 2013, Göteborg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Action research in Swedish LSP practice: Can we do it? Can we get FUNDED for it?
2013 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Action research is an internationally established method of inquiry, primarily within education.  It is not a research method that is widely practiced within Sweden, although given its specific focus, that of a disciplined inquiry undertaken by an instructor with the intent that this research will inform and possibly change her/his teaching practices in the future, this poster will explore the possibilities of using this method within LSP.

This poster will outline the three basic types of action research ( individual, collaborative, and institutional) and will briefly note the benefits and drawbacks of each type from a Swedish university organizational perspective.  This poster will also present several direct examples/ eventual case studies of action research areas/ types of inquiries within two disciplines, English studies and Swedish studies, at Högskolan i Gävle.

New research methods are adapted in direct relation to their possibility of being funded, and this poster will also address this.  Several of the major funding agencies in Sweden, including VR, RJ, SI, and STINT, will be examined here in terms of the possibilities of acquiring support for action research within the context of their respective guidelines.  The poster will present various potential inroads and research cluster constellations as possible options.

Keywords
Action research
National Category
Specific Languages
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urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18589 (URN)
Conference
LSP13, Swedish Symposium for LSP / LAP: Investigating relationships between teaching, learning, and research, 17-18 January, 2013, Göteborg, Sweden
Available from: 2014-12-18 Created: 2014-12-18 Last updated: 2018-12-03Bibliographically approved
Drion, E. (2013). Grammar and language structures in a virtual student environment. In: : . Paper presented at SASS (Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study) 2013, 2-4 May 2013, San Francisco, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Grammar and language structures in a virtual student environment
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Swedish Language Structure has for many years been a subject that caused study delay for many students. SLS is a course in basic grammar including phonology and morphology and is part of the teacher’s program and the Swedish language program at the University of Gävle.When a large part of all our distance courses became completely IT-based, (i.e. without any physical meetings) SLS became an even greater obstacle for students. I decided that I wanted to try to create not only a virtual classroom, but a virtual student environment where students would have the opportunity to communicate in an informal way and become more connected to each other. When I discussed the issues with SLS, and especially the online version in pedagogical forum of humanities at HiG, I was given the opportunity to turn this idea into a pedagogical project with support from the Learning Center.

I adjusted the course literature, presentations and communication tools so that they were easily used interactively in order to create a safe and inspiring learning environment. I also made use of social media and explored the possibilities of online examination. Finally, I changed the focus in the course from a theoretical, normative perspective on grammar to a practical, descriptive one.

Keywords
teaching, pedagogy, course material, distance teaching, virtual classroom
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18587 (URN)
Conference
SASS (Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study) 2013, 2-4 May 2013, San Francisco, USA
Available from: 2014-12-18 Created: 2014-12-18 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
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