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Biosketch: Dr. Jonas Emanuelsson

My research interests concerns learning, and sense making mainly in relation to classroom interaction oriented towards the domains of mathematics and science. Former, ongoing and planned work has comparative character. This interest can be divided into different comparative types, between knowledge domains, with respect to countries and between situations. Currently these interest are closely related to the following projects and net-works.

Jonas Emanuelsson is currently Head of the Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional studies (2010-2012).

The Learner's Perspective study

This network of classroom researchers has since the 1990s collectively video documented "well taught" mathematics classroom in sixteen different countries with a multiple camera setup and post-lesson stimulated recall interviews with teachers and students. The work has been documented in two volumes published by Sense publishers. Two volumes are forthcoming and several are planned (further info on: http://www.lps.iccr.edu.au/).

Conditions and tools for development of basic arithmetic competencies

This project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, focus children's development of number sense. It has been shown that number sense and grasp of number is fundamental in the development of arithmetic competencies. The project is targeting how such competencies develop in children's everyday activities both within and outside pre-school settings. With a design based approach a computer game has been developed and children's activities in using this game are scrutinized. The design of the computer games draws on previous research. In the project analytic focus is on arithmetic as discursive activities and on the use of tools including fingers as intellectual and communicative tools. (additional info in Swedish on: http://www.ipd.gu.se/npg)

The causal connection study

In this project to which I am associated as a member of an international expert panel, we study relationships between classroom instruction and students learning (financed by the Australian Research Council). Currently we are planning fieldwork of a similar design. A Swedish study will make internationally comparative research of video documented Science classrooms possible.


Emanuelsson, J., Fainsilber, L., Häggström, J., Kullberg, A., Lindström, B. & Löwing, M. (red.) (2011). Voices on learning and instruction in mathematics. Göteborg: Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning. ISBN/ISSN: 978-91-85143-20-7

Niss, M., Emanuelsson, J. & Nyström, P. (accepted). Methods for studying mathematics teaching and learning internationally. Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education

Conference presentations

Emanuelsson, J. & Gallos Cronberg, F. (2011). Students’ private work in mathematics classrooms of competent teachers in Sweden, Philippines and Japan: Are these adidactical situations? Presented as part of the symposium: The performative realisation of competence in Asian and Western mathematics classrooms at the EARLI conference in Exeter, August 30- September 3, 2011.

Gallos Cronberg, F. & Emanuelsson, J. (2010). Adidactical situations in mathematics classrooms in the Philippines, Sweden and Japan. Presentation at the Learner’s Perspective Study December Conference, Melbourne, Australia

In progress

Gallos Cronberg, F. & Emanuelsson, J. (in progress). Students´private work in mathematics classrooms of competent teachers in Sweden Phillipines and Japan: Are theses adidactival situations? Book chapter proposed for the Sense LPS book series.

Gallos Cronberg, F. & Emanuelsson, J. (in progress). Marlin’s Voice. Book chapter proposed for the Sense LPS book series.

Nilsson, R & Emanuelsson, J. (in progress) Students’ Voice: The Interactive Construction of Interest in Mathematics Classroom. Book chapter proposed for the Sense LPS book series


For a more complete list of publications please visit GUP



foto Jonas Emanuelsson

Jonas Emanuelsson

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

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