Dr Sofia Frankenberg


My primary research interests concern Early Childhood Development in various cultural and educational settings. I am currently involved in a larger intervention study in Swedish preschools with the aim of investigating the effects of current pedagogical practices on executive functions, selective attention, language and communication.

I am the course leader for the course ‘Theories of Learning and Development' at the preschool program and supervise thesis on both bachelor and master levels. I have prior experiences from teaching a number of courses including Methods, Techniques and Scientific Application, Children's Places and the Master Program in the Best Interest of the Child and Children's Rights.

I defended my PhD with the title Caregiving Dilemmas: Ideology and Social Interaction in Tanzanian Family Life in 2012 at Linköping University. I have also been involved in research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm regarding the conditions for learning and development in the context of natural disasters in Northwestern China. I am a licenced psychologist by profession and before turning to research I worked as a clinical psychologist.

Collaborating with

Lenz Taguchi, Hillevi

Lenz Taguchi holds undergraduate majors in literature and sociology and earned her PhD in education in 2001 at Stockholm University. Promoted Professor of Education 2011. Appointed professor in Child and Youth Studies and presently co-directo...

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