Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi

Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi

Associate professor in educational science: Gothenburg University

Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi, PhD in computational linguistics and associate professor in educational science at Gothenburg University, Sweden. With focus on digital media and learning, the aim of her research is to advance understanding for the situated accounts of practices, formats, designs and interaction as well as the impact on education in the digital classroom. Based on practice-close approaches, attention is made to analysis and development of technology-mediated teaching in relation to L1 (mother tongue) content and pedagogy, students' development of communicative skills, textual and multimodal competencies and reflective learning. Recent research concerns studies in technology-enriched instruction in early years and analysis of classroom practices in regard to situational choices and interpretation of semiotic resources in digital, multimodal meaning-making practices. Previous studies concerned development and adaptation of language tools to support reading and writing acquisition and teaching; studies dealing with the use of language aids in text composition by primary school students and developing methods for automatic text revision; students’ written communication and language use in school and social media; composing processes in the context of shared spaces online.

Before 2010 she was employed as researcher at the Department of Philosophy, linguistics and vetenskapsteori and Department of applied information technology at University of Gothenburg.

Research projects:
* 2012-2015 Digital arenas in literacy practices in early primary school/ Digitala arenor i läs- och skrivpraktiker i grundskolans tidigare år - mot nya lärmodeller för literacitet (DILS), funding: Marcus & Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond

* 2011-2014 Cross-border Nordic Education/ Gränsöverskridande Nordisk Undervisning (GNU), funding: EU’s program for Interreg IVA Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerak

* 2011 One Pupill One Computer in early primary school/En elev en dator i grundskolans tidigare år – didaktiska förändringsprocesser utifrån fyra fokusområden, funding: Teacher Education and Research Board (LUN), University West.

* 2010-2011 Nordic Smart School Project, cooperation between Uddevalla municipality and University West.

2003-2007 Learning to write in the information society/ Att lära sig skriva i IT-samhället, funding: Swedish Research Council (VR).

Selected publikations (see also Research Gate):
Sofkova Hashemi, S., Cederlund, K. & Andersson, P. (under review) Technology-mediated instruction in early literacy: challenges imposed on teachers and education. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.
Andersson, P., Cederlund, K. & Sofkova Hashemi, S. (under review) Screen-based literacy practices in Swedish Primary School. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy.
Sofkova Hashemi, S. (under review) Multimodal composing in the digital classroom: practices, designs and interaction. Literacy.
Öman, A. & Sofkova Hashemi, S. (under review) Design and Redesign of a Multimodal Classroom task: Implications for teaching and learning. Journal of Information Technology Education (JITE: Research), Informing Science Institute.
Sofkova Hashemi, S. (2014) Meaning-making and Communication in Virtual Nordic Classrooms: transmediation in cross-border understanding. EDULEARN14 Proceedings, 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona 7-9 July 2014.
Sofkova Hashemi, S. (2013) Wiki-mediated Writing: design, media, writing strategies and feedback in online text production. Acta Didactica Norge, 7 (1),University of Oslo.
Sofkova Hashemi, S., Petersen, A-L. & Bunting. L. (2013) En elev En dator i Grundskolans Tidigare År – en analys av didaktiska förhållningssätt utifrån perspektiv på lärarens ledarskap, texter och textpraktiker, samt språklärande.Högskolan Västs forskningsrapporter, Nr.2013:3.
Sofkova Hashemi, S. (2013) Att fånga tankar - verbala protokoll som observation. I Erlandsson, S. & Sjöberg, L. (red.) Barn och ungdomsforskning: Metoder och arbetssätt. Studentlitteratur.
Johansson Svensson, A., Rustand, K. A., Sofkova Hashemi, S. & Steffensen, T. (2013) Students’ Use of Semiotic Structures in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication – An Inter-Scandinavian Study. ECTC-2013, The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You", July 11-14 2013, Brighton, UK, 150-163.
Sofkova Hashemi, S. & Johansson Bunting. L. (2012) Text and Language Practices in One-to-one Environments in a Swedish Primary School. In L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), CALL: Using, Learning, Knowing, EUROCALL Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-25 August 2012, Proceedings (pp. 274-279).
Lundh Snis, U., Nilsson, L., Nilsson, A., Pareto, L., Petersen, A.-L., Sofkova Hashemi, S., Spante, M. & Wicke, K. (2012). "Nordic Innovation Networks in Education: Dealing with Educational Challenges with Cross Boarder Collaboration and User Driven Design" in Bernhard, I. (Ed.) Uddevalla Symposium 2012: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Networks. Revised papers presented at the 15th Uddevalla Symposium 14-16 June, 2012, Faro, Portugal. (pp. 553-571).
Sofkova Hashemi, S. (2011) Textkompetenser och interaktion i teknikfyllda klassrum. Mot berikande och utvecklande ämnesdidaktik med interaktiva skrivtavlor i fokus. Slutrapport Nordic Smart School Project, Inst. för individ och samhälle, Högskolan Väst.
Sofkova Hashemi, S. (2011) Berättelser i wiki. Autentiskt författarskap och responsarbete i digitalt textskapande i grundskolan. SMDIs (Svenska med didaktisk inriktning) åttonde konferens: Språket, kroppen och rummet. Multimodala och digitala perspektiv på lärande. 25-26 november 2010, Södertörns högskola.
Sofkova Hashemi, S. (2011) Skrivpraktiker, språkbruk och kommunikativa strategier i och utanför skolan. I Ylikiiskilä, A. och Westman, M. (red.) Språk för framtiden: Rapport från ASLA:s höstsymposium Falun, 12-13 november 2010, Högskolan Dalarna.

 

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