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Biosketch: Ulla Mauritzson

Ulla Mauritzson has a background as teacher in Early Childhood Education. She is currently Head of the Department of Education, Communication and Learning (2010-2012).

Current research activities

Within the field of sociocultural and dialogical theories my thesis elaborates on issues concerning how children learn to identify what is meant by what is said in communicative practices. The empirical work is carried out amongst preschool children both in experimental, and everyday, naturalistic settings. In the experimental studies the analyses focus on the interaction, and the interplay between the child and the adult, the nature of the task, and the child's position in the communicative encounter. The naturalistic studies on children's communication and interaction with peer in play focus on how children become sensitive to other people's perspectives and on how they coordinate these activities.

Recent publications

Mauritzson, U. (2008). Preschool Children's Negotiations and Coordination of Perspectives in Play. Paper presented at the EECERA, Stavanger, Norway.

Mauritzson, U. (2007). Understanding Contextual Influences on How Young Children Remember: Extending the Early Ideas of Istomina. Paper presented at the EECERA, Prague, Czech Republic.

Mauritzson, U. & Säljö, R. (2003). Ja vill va Simba å du ä Nala – Barns kommunikation och koordination av perspektiv i lek (ss. 159-196). I Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson & Eva Johansson (Red.). Förskolan - barns första skola! Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Mauritzson, U. & Säljö, R. (2001). Adult Questions and Children's Responses: coordination of perspectives in studies of children's theories of other minds. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 3, 213-231.


Ulla Mauritzson


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