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Sonja Sheridan

Professor emerita

Sonja Sheridan
Professor emerita

Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 5 , 41120 Götebortg

Department of Education, Communication and Learning (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2391
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Sonja Sheridan

Research interests
My research interest focuses on educational quality and constructive competition and, on this basis, to evaluate and develop the quality of preschools and schools. My theoretical underpinnings are interactionist perspectives, where learning environments comprise complex systems of interplay between people, material resources, and education processes that need to be elucidated from different perspectives, while at the same time requiring broad points of view in terms of both research approach and methods. The object of research is therefore learning in preschools and schools, how they contribute to the learning of children and adolescents, the role of the teacher, and the context in which learning takes place in relation to overarching goals.

Teaching interests
I teach about educational quality and constructive competition in relation to the learning of children and adolescents.

educational quality, constructive competition, interaction, preschool and school, information and communication technology in preschool

Latest publications

Stora grupper i förskolan ökar pressen på lärarna
Johanna Jaara Åstrand, Pia Williams, Sonja Sheridan, Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson
Dagens Samhälle 2019-05-16, Newspaper article 2019
Newspaper article

What is teaching in a Swedish preschool?
Pia Williams, Sonja Sheridan
International conference on the Nordic approach to ECEC pedagogy “THE NORDIC WAY” Oslo 26th-27th March 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Preschool and Society in Sweden: A Continual State of Change
Pia Williams, Sonja Sheridan, Susanne Garvis
Teachers’ and Families’ Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care. Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol. II. (S. Philipson & S. Garvis (eds.)., London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

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Well-being of preschool children in Sweden – the role of early childhood education and free health care
Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, Sonja Sheridan, Margareta Blennow
V. Barnekow; B. Bruun Jensen, C. Currie, A. Dyson, N Eisenstadt & E. Melhuish (Eds.), Improving the lives of children and young people: case studies from Europe. Volume 1. Early years, Copenhagen, WHO, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Preschool a source for young children's learning and well-being
Sonja Sheridan, Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson
International Journal of Early Years Education, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Preschool Teacher´s Views on Competence in the Context of Home and Preschool Collaboration.
Tuula Vuorinen, Anette Sandberg, Sonja Sheridan, Pia Williams
Early Child Development and Care, Journal article 2013
Journal article

The construction of early literacy in the National curriculum for early childhood teacher education.
Liv Gjems, Sonja Sheridan, Anne Line Wittek
Poster presented at the AERA conference, San Francisco, 130427-130501. , Conference paper 2013
Conference paper

Systematic quality-work in preschool
Sonja Sheridan, Pia Williams, Anette Sandberg
International Journal of Early Childhood, Journal article 2013
Journal article


Play competence as a window to preschool teachers’ competence
Sandberg Anette, Anne Lillvist, Sonja Sheridan, Pia Williams, Vuorinen Tuula
International Journal of Play, Journal article 2012
Journal article

The preschool quality and modern tendencies in preschool education - International experience
Sonja Sheridan
Paper presented at the Second Annual International Scientific Conference, Early Childhood Care and Education. The Public Chamber of Russia (Moscow, Miusskaya pl., 7/1) on 6–7th December, 2012. , Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

Et intersubjektivt perspektiv på kvalitet i førskola
Sonja Sheridan
T. Miller, B. Christensen og S. Holm-Larsen (Eds.), Innovativ evaluering i dagtilbud , Fredrikshavn, Dafolo, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Group size in preschool and Children’s affordances
Pia Williams, Sonja Sheridan, Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson
European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 20120830-2012001, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

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