The department’s research

The research conducted at the Department of Communication and Learning in Science (CLS) aims to deepen our understanding in the following fields:

  • Multimodal and transdisciplinary learning
  • Engineering education research
  • Discipline-specific communication and the link to knowledge generation in academic and professional environments
  • Bibliometrics and bibliometric methods
  • Media and information literacy and information behaviour

The department’s research profile is characterised by diversity, interdisciplinarity and the approaches it applies to communication, learning and knowledge generation. Much of the research is directly linked to the department’s educational activities, both in terms of our teaching mandate and within the framework of the department’s mandate to act as an educational development hub for Chalmers.

Research is conducted both individually and in various collaborative forms within and outside the department and within Chalmers and with external partners (national and international). Examples of such collaboration are educational and didactic development projects (including action research), joint research projects and co-authored publications.

Ongoing research

The following are examples of research currently being conducted by CLS staff:

  • The effects of English as a teaching language on Writing to Learn, peer feedback and writing within one discipline
  • Knowledge and testing of English vocabulary
  • Modelling of data and results comments in scientific texts
  • Metacognitive processes that support the development of genre awareness
  • Modelling and evaluation of ‘flipped classroom’ teaching methods
  • Citation and publication behaviour among researchers in technology and science
  • Characteristics (for example availability and visibility) of documents cited on Wikipedia
  • Cognitive dissonance between assessed researchers/authors and assessors/examiners in technology and science
  • Self-regulated learning in authentic learning environments
  • App development to support language integration of Arabic speakers who have recently arrived in Sweden
If you have any questions about our research, please contact Hans Malmström.

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Published: Wed 19 Apr 2017. Modified: Tue 30 Oct 2018