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Camilla Björklund

Professor

Camilla Björklund
Professor
camilla.bjorklund@ped.gu.se
+46 31 786 2182

Room number: C1 15
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15, Hus C , 41120 Göteborg


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 Camilla Björklund

Camilla Björklund is Professor in Education at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning at the University of Gothenburg. Research areas of interest are mathematics learning in the early years, teachers’ professional pedagogical development and preschool space for learning.

Björklund is currently project leader for the researh project DUTTA - Educational studies of toddlers’ number sense and emerging arithmetic skills 2019-2021 (funded by Swedish Institute for Educational Research). The project aims to study how toddlers (1-3-yearolds) develop from “not knowing” what numbers mean, to “knowing” how to use numbers in basic arithmetical problem solving. The intention is to empirically investigate in close collaboration with preschool teachers what makes this learning occur (or not occur) and thereby provide a model of prosperous teaching strategies based on empirical findings and theoretically solid conclusions.

EXTENT is also a project funded by the Swedish Institute for Educational Research 2019-2021, in which Björklund is participating researcher. The project stems from earlier findings of the necessity of a structural approach to young learners developing powerful strategies for arithmetic problem solving. In close collaboration with teachers in grade 1 (Sweden) interventions and teaching activities are developed and implemented to enhance students' number knowledge and arithmetic skills.

During 2015-2018 Björklund is the project leader for FASETT - The ability to discern the first ten numbers as a necessary ground for arithmetic skills (funded by the National Research Council). Preschool children's experiences of numbers as part-whole-relations are challenged and stimulated in interventions, involving preschool teachers who implement theoretically driven activities in preschool practice. 103 children are participating in the project and their experiences of number and arithmetic skills will be followed during two years (preschool and preschool class).

Björklund is also a researcher in the project Play-based didactics: developing early childhood didactics theory in cooperation between researchers and preschool teachers (2017-2018, funded by the Swedish Institute of Educational Research). The project aims to develop the theoretical ground for play-based didactics through empirical studies of children's play and learning and preschool teachers' involvement in play.

Björklund held a post-doc position 2011–2013 (funded by the National Research Council) working with the project ”Learning about space”. The project involved research in early childhood practice aiming to develop pedagogical strategies in mathematics education suitable for preschool and preschool class contexts. Learning Study was used in the project as design for professional development and knowledge production, involving the researcher in a close developmental process with participating early childhood teachers. 

In 2007 Björklund defended her doctoral thesis ”Critical conditions of learning – toddlers encountering mathematics” (in Swedish) at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. The thesis builds upon an empirical explorative study of 1–3-year olds encounters with mathematics in preschool. The theoretical and analytical framework is Variation theory of learning.  

Björklund has been involved in several projects within the field of mathematics learning and teaching in early childhood education, for example ”Att skapa rum för matematiklärande” (Åbo Akademi University) and LukiMat (in collaboration with the Niilo Mäki Institute and University of Helsinki).
 

Latest publications

The ambiguity of using Goldilocks in mathematics teaching
Camilla Björklund, Hanna Palmér
https://www.mathsthroughstories.org/blog/the-ambiguity-of-using-goldilocks-in-mathematics-teaching, Other 2020
Other

Utveckling av räknefärdigheter hos fem- till sjuåringar – Matteuseffekt eller utfall av undervisning
Camilla Björklund, Ulla Runesson Kempe
Forskning om Undervisning och Lärande, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Preschoolers’ reasoning about numbers in picture books
Camilla Björklund, Hanna Palmér
Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Research on Early Childhood Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Camilla Björklund, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Angelika Kullberg
ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education, Review article 2020
Review article

Att få grepp om begrepp i matematik
Camilla Björklund, Hanna Palmér
Del 2 i: Språk-, läs-och skrivutveckling – Förskolan Modul: Matematik och språkutveckling. Skolverket., Other 2020
Other

Bilderböcker som utgångspunkt för matematikundervisning.
Hanna Palmér, Camilla Björklund
Del 3 i: Språk-, läs-och skrivutveckling – Förskolan Modul: Matematik och språkutveckling. Skolverket, Other 2020
Other

Dokumentation för utveckling och lärande av matematik
Maria Alkhede, Camilla Björklund
I I. Pramling Samuelsson & N. Pramling (Red.), Förskollärares egen forskning. Praktiska exempel. , Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Implementing a structural approach in preschool number activities. Principles of an intervention program reflected in learning
Camilla Björklund, Anna-Lena Ekdahl, Ulla Runesson Kempe
Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Ways of using fingers in preschoolers’ numerical reasoning
Camilla Björklund, Maria Reis
M. Carlsen, I. Erfjord & P.S. Hundeland (Eds.), Mathematics Education in the Early Years. Results from the POEM4 Conference, 2018, Springer, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Framing mathematics teaching with narratives – the ambiguity of Goldilocks
Hanna Palmér, Camilla Björklund
M. Carlsen, I. Erfjord & P.S. Hundeland (Eds.), Mathematics Education in the Early Years. Results from the POEM4 Conference, 2018, Springer, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

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2020

The ambiguity of using Goldilocks in mathematics teaching
Camilla Björklund, Hanna Palmér
https://www.mathsthroughstories.org/blog/the-ambiguity-of-using-goldilocks-in-mathematics-teaching, Other 2020
Other

Utveckling av räknefärdigheter hos fem- till sjuåringar – Matteuseffekt eller utfall av undervisning
Camilla Björklund, Ulla Runesson Kempe
Forskning om Undervisning och Lärande, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Preschoolers’ reasoning about numbers in picture books
Camilla Björklund, Hanna Palmér
Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Research on Early Childhood Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Camilla Björklund, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Angelika Kullberg
ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education, Review article 2020
Review article

Att få grepp om begrepp i matematik
Camilla Björklund, Hanna Palmér
Del 2 i: Språk-, läs-och skrivutveckling – Förskolan Modul: Matematik och språkutveckling. Skolverket., Other 2020
Other

Bilderböcker som utgångspunkt för matematikundervisning.
Hanna Palmér, Camilla Björklund
Del 3 i: Språk-, läs-och skrivutveckling – Förskolan Modul: Matematik och språkutveckling. Skolverket, Other 2020
Other

Dokumentation för utveckling och lärande av matematik
Maria Alkhede, Camilla Björklund
I I. Pramling Samuelsson & N. Pramling (Red.), Förskollärares egen forskning. Praktiska exempel. , Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Implementing a structural approach in preschool number activities. Principles of an intervention program reflected in learning
Camilla Björklund, Anna-Lena Ekdahl, Ulla Runesson Kempe
Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Ways of using fingers in preschoolers’ numerical reasoning
Camilla Björklund, Maria Reis
M. Carlsen, I. Erfjord & P.S. Hundeland (Eds.), Mathematics Education in the Early Years. Results from the POEM4 Conference, 2018, Springer, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Framing mathematics teaching with narratives – the ambiguity of Goldilocks
Hanna Palmér, Camilla Björklund
M. Carlsen, I. Erfjord & P.S. Hundeland (Eds.), Mathematics Education in the Early Years. Results from the POEM4 Conference, 2018, Springer, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

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