SF/Bay Area: Valborg speaker event with mingle and buffet

  • Date: –20:30
  • Location: K&L Gates LLP 4 Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Organiser: Uppsala University U.S. Alumni Chapter - SF/Bay Area Subchapter
  • Contact person: Maria Ingelsson
  • Föreläsning

Join us for a Valborg Event together with UU Alumni Chapter in SF/Bay Area!
5.30 pm Registration and mingle - meet with old and new Uppsala friends
6 pm Presentation by Linn Areskoug: Teaching with Story Boxes and Writing
7 pm Valborg buffe, including pickled herring, snaps and singalong (bring your studentmössa if you have one!)
We hope you can make it!

Please register by email to: evamaria.ingelsson@gmail.com

More about Linn Areskoug and her presentation:

We are excited to welcome as the speaker of this event Linn Areskoug, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, Uppsala Universitet.

In her talk, Areskoug will present an on-going project for pedagogical enhancement at Uppsala University. For the past years, Swedish media has published a lot of negative news about the schools in Sweden. Swedish student achievements are decreasing in international tests, there is an acute teacher shortage, students are unhappy, and discipline is going down. Education should be one of our greatest concerns since good education is one of the most important pillars of a democratic society. In the on-going lamentation and general teacher bashing there is also an urgent need for developing teacher education and prepare the future teachers for what awaits in their profession. At the Department of Education at Uppsala University, there is a push for writing as a way of supporting student teachers’ literacies. Areskoug will talk about her project concerning training tomorrow’s generation of teachers and educators in Sweden, and her cooperation with schools in Uppsala. The project about story boxes and writing is a fruit of an intense cross continental collaboration with The Bay Area Writing Project, at the University of California, Berkeley.

Linn Areskoug is a senior lecturer at the Department of Education, Uppsala University, and she is also a PhD in Literature. Her main research interests are in comparative literature, young adult fiction, children’s literature, media literacy, critical literacy, methodologies of teaching literature, and diversity education. In her recent publications she has a particular focus on how teachers’ uses of fiction in the classroom and the emotional impact on learning. Throughout the years as a researcher and teacher at the university Areskoug has been closely connected to the Unit for Pedagogical Enhancement. She has been the project leader of several projects for pedagogical development in higher education, and is currently coordinating several projects with collaborators at UC Berkeley.