PhD Student – Jennie Berg

Jönköping University

Jennie Berg is a doctoral student at the School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University. She is carrying out her PhD-studies within the national research school Upgrade.

Jennies thesis is derived from her interest in fiction literature in teaching and how teachers can use digital tools in this regard. As the book reading have decreased and the trend, as well as level of, digitization has accelerated, thoughts have arisen about how to take advantage of digitization and its opportunities and how to let it imbue the school and the teaching in a pervasive way. Jennie is therefore interested of in what way the opportunities with digitization can put the children’s books in the centre and how to evolve the literature teaching. Furthermore, she also wants to examine how this can enhance the reading comprehension of the pupils. In the research the focus is on the teachers in the grades F-3 and their perceptions.

Jennie has a background as a teacher in the grades F-6. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and engaging in exercise and outdoor activities.

Jennie Berg, Jönköping University, jennie.berg@ju.se