This course is discontinued

UV9351 – Social Processes and the Development of Language and Literacy: Substantive and Methodological Issues

Course content

Theory and research on the learning of communicative skills in the social contexts of home and school and its role in later language and literacy development.

Organiser: NATEDs Track 1 in cooperation with the Department of Education, UIO.

Responsible: Professor Ivar Bråten.

Key Lecturers: Professor  Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, USA, and Professor Catherine Snow, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA.

In addition, some members of the TextDIM research group and PhD students enrolled in the National Graduate School in Educational Research (NATED) will give presentations followed by comments and discussion.




PhD-candidates enrolled in NATED will be given priority, but it is also possible for other PhD-candidates to apply for the course.

Candidates admitted to a PhD-program at UiO: Apply by using Studentweb.

Other applicants: Apply through registration form for external applicants.

Deadline for registration: January 20 2014.


Duration: 12 hours over two days.

Dates: February 6 and February 7, 2014.

Hours: February 6: 10.00-16.00, February 7: 9.00-15.00

Room: Helga Eng’s House, Room 231


1 credit point for course participation (80 % attendance required).
3 credit points for course participation and submitted paper.

Submission of paper (8 – 10 pages): The deadline for submission is April 7, 2014. The paper shall be submitted electronically to research administrator

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.


Further course information: Please contact Camilla Rake, Department of Special Needs Education, for further information

Facts about this course






80 % attendance/submission of paper

Teaching language