Heidi Höglund

Doctor of Education, Title of Docent in Literary Education


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Heidi Höglund, Ed.D., is University Lecturer in Swedish (L1) and literature education. She holds a Title of Docent in Literary Education. Her research interests include literature in education, currently researching arts-based approaches in teaching literature, poetry pedagogy and the role and use of complex picturebooks in secondary literary education. In her doctoral dissertation Video Poetry: Negotiating Literary Interpretations (2017), she explored students' video-making in response to poetry for which she received the research award Harry Elvings legat. Her postdoctoral research has focused on the views and descriptions of contemporary literary education within the project Perspectives on Contemporary Literary Education (2018–2020). She is currently conducting research within the research projects Poetry! Performative Perspectives on Poetry Education (2020–2024) and Complex Picturebooks in Secondary Literary Education (2020–2024), acting as Principal Investigator for both projects. She is a member of the organizing team for Nordic Research Network on Literature Education and coordinator for the international Special Interest Group Research on Literature Education.

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Title of Docent in Literary Education, Åbo Akademi University

Award Date: 27 Mar 2023

PhD, Doctor of Education, Åbo Akademi University

Award Date: 14 Nov 2017


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