Department of Education

Studies in Childhood, Learning and Identities as Interactional Practices (CLIP)

The research is directed to studies of childhood, learning and identities as socially situated interactional practices in relation to broader educational contexts. The research group has an explicit interest in the development of theory and method, and competencies within ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and discourse analysis. A specific interest is in the study of children's, young people's and adults' (professionals, parents, etc.) agency and participation, identity work (gender, class, ethnicity, language, age, disability, etc.), children's rights and communicative practices in informal and formal educational contexts.

Current ongoing projects (total 5) and national research schools (total 2) focus on: interactive technologies, literacy and learning in childhood; school bullying prevention programs and children's interactional practices; children/boys in special needs practices; young children, globalization and literacy in preschool settings.

CLIP assembles a large group of doctoral students in Education (9) and senior and junior researchers (8) from the disciplines of Education, Child and Youth Studies, Language Studies, etc., meeting regularly every other Monday for a research seminar and data-workshops in an Interaction seminar. Primary missions and goals are dedicated to integrate doctorial training and postdoctoral research in the seminars and other activities, promote analytic proficiency in basic empirical (mainly videobased) research and encourage international publications.

Scientific leader: Ann-Carita Evaldsson, professor in Education


Ann-Carita Evaldsson, Karin Aronsson, Gustav Lymer,Katarina Gustafson, Janne Kontio, Sofia Lundmark, Helen Melander, Farzaneh Moinian, Jonas Risberg, Johanna Svahn, Gabriella Gejard, Niklas Norén, Kristina Walldén Hillström, Emma Abrahamsson, Olga Kuvaldina, Danielle van der Burgt, Tanja Joelsson, Marie Karlsson


Child and Youth Studies
Learning, interactive technologies and narrative remembering.
Network in Literacy

The research group participates in undergraduate education

The members teach in Pedagogy, Social studies, Child and youth studies in addition to the teacher educations.

Several of the members teach Pedagogy at advanced level (Master and PhD)


CLIP organizes bi-weekly seminars (Mondays even weeks) and datasessions (Tuesdays even weeks). At the seminars we discuss texts in progress, and receive invited guest speakers. At the data sessions, the focus is on analysis of data from ongoing projects.


  • Danby, Susan; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita; Melander, Helen; Aarsand, Pål et al.

    Situated collaboration and problem solving in young children's digital game play

    Part of British Journal of Educational Technology, p. 959-972, 2018.

  • Ekman Ladru, Danielle; Gustafson, Katarina

    'Yay, a downhill!': Mobile preschool children's collective mobility practices and 'doing' space in walks in line

    Part of Journal of Pedagogy, p. 87-107, 2018.

  • Ekman Ladru, Danielle; Gustafson, Katarina

    "Doing family" at the soccer field: Creating Time and Space for Outdoor Play and Organized Leisure

    Part of National Council on Family Relations, p. F4 F4-F5 F5, 2018.

  • sal IX, Universitetshuset, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala 2018-10-05 10:15

    Gejard, Gabriella

    Matematiserande i förskolan: Geometri i multimodal interaktion

  • Gejard, Gabriella; Melander, Helen

    Mathematizing in preschool: Children's participation in geometrical discourse

    Part of European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, p. 495-511, 2018.

  • Gustafson, Katarina; Melander, Helen

    Berättelser om måltider i en mobil förskola

    Part of Berättelser, p. 19-35, 2018.

  • Melander, Helen

    Multiple perspectives on the same event: Professional vision, tactility, and embodied feeling

    Part of Co-operative engagements in intertwined semiosis, p. 280-286, 2018.

  • Rauniomaa, Mirka; Haddington, Pentti; Melander, Helen; Gazin, Anne-Danièle et al.

    Parsing tasks for the mobile novice: Orientation to the learner's actions and to spatial and temporal constraints in instructing-on-the-move

    Part of Journal of Pragmatics, p. 30-52, 2018.

  • Cekaite, Asta; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita

    Language policies in play: Learning ecologies in multilingual preschool interactions among peers and teachers

    Part of Multilingua - Journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communication, p. 451-475, 2017.

  • Evaldsson, Ann-Carita; Melander, Helen

    Managing disruptive student conduct: Negative emotions and accountability in reproach-response sequences

    Part of Linguistics and Education, p. 73-86, 2017.

  • Evaldsson, Ann-Carita; Svahn, Johanna

    Staging social aggression: Affective stances and moral character work in girls' gossip telling

    Part of Research on children and social interaction, p. 77-104, 2017.

  • Gustafson, Katarina; van der Burgt, Danielle; Joelsson, Tanja

    Mobila förskolan - vart är den på väg?: Rapport från en kartläggning av mobila förskolor i Sverige april 2017


  • Karlsson, Magnus; Hjörne, Eva; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita

    Preschool girls as rule breakers: Negotiating moral orders of justice and fairness

    Part of Childhood, p. 396-415, 2017.

  • Klang, Nina; Gustafson, Katarina; Möllås, Gunvie; Nilholm, Claes et al.

    Enacting the role of special needs educator: six Swedish case studies

    Part of European Journal of Special Needs Education, p. 391-405, 2017.

  • Klausen, Rita K; Hansen Blix, Bodil; Karlsson, Marie; Haugsgjerd, Svein et al.

    Shared decision making from the service users’ perspective: A narrative study from community mental health centers in northern Norway

    Part of Social Work in Mental Health, p. 354-371, 2017.

  • Klausen, Rita K.; Karlsson, Marie; Haugsgjerd, Svein; Lorem, Geir Fagerjord et al.

    Narrative performances of user involvement among service users in mental health care

    Part of Narrative Inquiry, p. 149-168, 2017.

  • Levin, Lena; Cromdal, Jakob; Broth, Mathias; Gazin, Anne-Danièle et al.

    Unpacking corrections in mobile instruction: Error-occasioned learning opportunities in driving, cycling and aviation training

    Part of Linguistics and Education, p. 11-23, 2017.

  • Lundmark, Sofia; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita

    Click-guides and Panic buttons: Designed possibilities for youth agency and user empowerment in online youth counselling services

    Part of Childhood, p. 260-278, 2017.

  • Melander, Helen

    Becoming a good nurse: Social norms of conduct and the management of interpersonal relations

    Part of Interactional Competences in Institutional Settings, 2017.

  • Melander, Helen; Aarsand, Pål

    Practices of remembering: Organizing math activities in a first grade classroom

    Part of Memory practices and learning, p. 187-211, 2017.

  • Möllås, Gunvie; Gustafson, Katarina; Klang, Nina; Göransson, Kerstin et al.

    Specialpedagagogers/speciallärares arbete i den dagliga skolpraktiken: en analys av sex fallstudier


  • Sigurd Pilesjö, Maja; Norén, Niklas

    Teaching communication aid use in everyday conversation

    Part of Child Language Teaching and Therapy, p. 241-253, 2017.

  • Svahn, Johanna

    "Jag har bara ADHD å så": Identitetskonstruktion och normalisering i resursskoleelevers berättelser

    Part of Fortelling og forskning, p. 125-142, 2017.

  • Svahn, Johanna

    'Don't bother with that': the use of negative imperative directives for defusing student conflict in a special support classroom

    Part of Classroom Discourse, p. 235-252, 2017.

  • Svahn, Johanna; Karlsson, Marie

    Challenging the bounds of tellability: The interactional management of a bullying narrative within a girl group theme discussion

    Part of Narrative Inquiry, p. 334-356, 2017.

  • Aarsand, Pål; Melander, Helen

    Appropriation through guided participation: Media literacy activities in children's everyday lives

    Part of Discourse, Context & Media, p. 20-31, 2016.

  • Evaldsson, Ann-Carita; Sahlström, Fritjof

    ‘Naming the other’. Category memberships and practices of ‘Othering’ in children’s multiethnic peer group participation

    Part of Memory Practices and Learning – Interactional, Institutional and Sociocultural perspectives, p. 49-72, 2016.

  • Hjörne, Eva; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita

    Disability identities and category work in institutional practices: the case of ‘a typical ADHD girl’

    Part of The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity , p. 386-411, 2016.

  • Klausen, Rita K; Karlsson, Marie; Haugsgjerd, Svein; Lorem, Geir Fagerjord et al.

    Narrative performances of user involvement among service users in mental health care

    Part of Narrative Inquiry, 2016.

  • Eva Netzelius, 10:K102, von Kraemers Allé 1A, Uppsala 2016-12-02 13:15

    Lundmark, Sofia

    Designing for Online Youth Counselling: Empowerment through Design and Participation

  • Lundmark, Sofia; Lymer, Gustav

    Analogies in interaction: Practical reasoning and participatory design

    Part of Text & Talk, p. 705-731, 2016.

  • Löfgren, Håkan; Karlsson, Marie

    Emotional aspects of teacher collegiality: A narrative approach

    Part of Teaching and Teacher Education, p. 270-280, 2016.

  • Moinian, Farzaneh; Kjällander, Susanne; Dorls, Patrick

    Mother tongue language teaching with digital tablets in early childhood education: a question of social inclusion and equity

    Part of He Kupu, p. 19-29, 2016.

  • Norén, Niklas; Sigurd Pilesjö, Maja

    Supporting a child with multiple disabilities to participate in social interaction: The case of asking a question

    Part of Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, p. 790-811, 2016.

  • Svahn, Johanna

    Reported speech in girls' dispute stories: Buildning credibility and accounting for moral versions

    Part of Childhood, p. 212-229, 2016.

  • Evaldsson, Ann-Carita

    School-yard suspect: Blame-management among children and teachers

    Part of Morality in Practice, 2015.

  • Gustafson, Katarina; Hjörne, Eva

    Friskolan som en frizon för elever i behov av särskilt stöd? Inkludering, olikhet och specialpedagogik för alla

    Part of Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, p. 273-292-, 2015.

  • Gustafson, Katarina; van der Burgt, Danielle

    'Being on the move': Time-spatial organisation and mobility in a mobile preschool

    Part of Journal of Transport Geography, p. 201-209, 2015.

  • Hjörne, Eva; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita

    Reconstituting the ‘ADHD-girl’: Accomplishing exclusion and solidifying a biomedical identity in an ADHD class

    Part of International Journal of Inclusive Education, p. 626-644, 2015.

  • Joelsson, Tanja

    Drömmen om ett gemensamt språk


  • Joelsson, Tanja

    Breaking bored: Negotiating spatial boredom in the greaser culture

    Part of Gender, Place and Culture, p. 1252-1268, 2015.

  • Karlsson, Marie; Olin-Scheller, Christina

    ”Let´s Party!”: Harry Potter fan fiction sites as social settings for narrative gender constructions

    Part of Gender and Language, p. 167-188, 2015.

  • Karlsson, Marie; Perälä-Littunen, Satu; Böök, Marja Leena; Löfdahl (Hultman), Annica et al.

    Making Sense of After-School CareDilemmas in Mothers' Stories of After-School Care in Finland and Sweden

    Part of Children & society, 2015.

  • Klausen, Rita K; Karlsson, Marie; Lorem, Geir; Svein Haugsgjerd, Svein et al.

    Motherhood and mental distress: Personal stories of mothers who have been admitted for mental health treatment

    Part of Qualitative Social Work, 2015.

  • Kontio, Janne; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita

    ‘Last year we used to call it a Man’s Hammer’: (un)Doing masculinity in everyday use of working tools within vocational education.

    Part of International Journal of Masculinity Studies, p. 20-38, 2015.

  • Sahlström, Fritjof; Melander, Helen

    Laering i et samtalsanalytiskt perspektiv

    Part of Laeringens fundamenter - teorier og perspektiv, 2015.

  • Evaldsson, Ann-Carita

    Doing being Boys with ADHD. On Category-work and Differences in SEN classroom practices.

    Part of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, p. 266-283, 2014.

  • Gunnar Johanssons sal, Blåsenhus, von Kraemers Allé 1, Uppsala 2014-11-07 13:15

    Gejard, Gabriella

    "Jag kan göra matte å minus å plus": Förskolebarns och pedagogers deltagande i matematiska aktiviteter

  • Hearn, Jeff; Biricik, Alp; Joelsson, Tanja

    Theorising, men, masculinities, place and space: local, national and transnational contexts and interrelations

    Part of Masculinities and Place, 2014.

  • Joelsson, Tanja

    Careless men, careless masculinities?: Understanding young men's risk-taking with motor vehicles as violations

    Part of Norma, p. 191-204, 2014.