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Caroline Graeske, assistant professor at Luleå University of Technology. Photo: Lars Andersson View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Focus on the subject Swedish

Published: 26 February 2016

Caroline Graeske recently received the title of assistant professor in Swedish with a didactic approach. She now wants to become an even stronger player in the efforts to strengthen the Swedish subject at Luleå University of Technology.

- I would like to be involved and work to ensure that we get a strong research environment that focuses on the subject in Swedish schools today. The Swedish schools face many challenges, not least in terms of reading comprehension, learning materials and new technology, and the scientific community needs to keep up with the development in society and not let market forces govern too much. There are new lands to conquer here, says Caroline Graeske, assistant professor at Luleå University.

Develop new designs

During her associate Professor lecture, at the House of Science in Luleå, Caroline Graeske spoke about her research career.

- The lecture was based on my book Of fiction diversity. teaching materials, readings and didactic design that arrived last fall. Where I discuss fiction reading and understanding, and how to work with literature and other media in secondary school today, says Caroline Graeske who think that reading and understanding fiction is an area that should be prioritized to promote young people's reading.

- We live in an age where we are constantly fed with falling PISA results. We therefore need to find new methods, new didactic designs that challenge and motivate our young people to read. Some of these designs, I would love to be involved in developing.