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Linnéa Stenliden

Senior Associate Professor

My main research interests are information visualization, geovisual analytics and learning.

Research in visualization, geovisual analytics and learning.

My PhD thesis is an interdiciplinary study. The aim is to explore, describe and analyse children’s use and learning when employing information visualization technology in school.

To delimit the study, Information Visualization technology is investigated at limited number of schools and by the help of one specific Information Visualization application. The study is carried out in primary school classes and turns to students in grade 4-6.



Cornelia Linderoth, Magnus Hultén, Linnéa Stenliden (2024) Competing visions of artificial intelligence in education-A heuristic analysis on sociotechnical imaginaries and problematizations in policy guidelines Policy Futures in Education Continue to DOI


Ulrika Bodén, Linnéa Stenliden, Jörgen Nissen (2023) The construction of interactive and multimodal reading in school-a performative, collaborative and dynamic reading Journal of Visual Literacy, p. 1-25 Continue to DOI
Katarina Sperling, Cormac McGrath, Linnéa Stenliden, Anna Åkerfeldt, Fredrik Heintz (2023) Mapping AI Literacy in Teacher Education 2nd International Symposium on Digital Transformation: August 21-23, 2023, Linnaeus University, Växjö
Linnéa Stenliden, Anna Martín Bylund (Editorship) (2023) Kvalitativ (digital) kompetens: En studie av multimodalitet i svenskundervisningen på högstadiet och gymnasiet
Helene Elvstrand, Linnéa Stenliden, Lina Söderman Lago (2023) How digital activities become (im)possible in Swedish school-age educare centres Journal of Childhood, Education & Society, Vol. 4, p. 84-94 Continue to DOI

Research projects

Visual Storytelling

This project is being conducted in collaboration with the National Centre for Visual Analytics and the Educational Department in Norrköping in order to implement information visualization tools in elementary school. The project focus areas are:

  • Implementation of a Geovisual analytics in education
  • Introducing a Geovisual analytics to teachers with the aim to develop their knowledge about visual storytelling methods
  • Conducting research concerning teachers’ experiences and students learning processes when these tools are used within education (compulsory school)

Visual Storytelling Interacting in School

The aim of this study is to understand how technology for Visual storytelling can be shaped and used in relation to social science education in primary school, but also how social dimensions, technical and other matters create emerging learning conditions in such educational settings.

The point of departure is to study what activities that are performed when Visual storytelling technology are introduced, used and interact in the educational practice.

Empirical data from Swedish primary school students and social science teachers is used. The material contains field notes from the introduction of the Visual storytelling technology, focus group interviews with teachers; speak-aloud interviews with students and video recordings from the social science classrooms. The activities are analysed with a socio-cultural view of human action, but also actor network theory is used to also take account of activities of technology and other matters.


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AI literacy in Swedish Teacher Education

This project focuses on AI literacy in Swedish teacher education, mainly what AI literacy in Swedish teacher education means in terms of knowledge and competences needed for schoolteachers future working lives.

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At the Heart of Reading

The aim of this study is to produce knowledge on the bodily dimensions - the sensuousness - of students' reading practices in primary education.

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AI and the automation of teaching

The aim is to gain knowledge about the bodily dimensions - sensuality - of students' reading practices in primary school. It examines how young readers engage physiologically and affectively in activities related to reading during the school day.

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The joy in reading – a co-design project around students’ interaction with social robots

A study investigating the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) can contribute to students' reading. It examines how key reading activities and situations in school can be designed for interaction between a social robot and 10-year-old students.

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Covid-19: Closer to the senses – The (es)sense of presence in online education

This project investigates qualitative aspects of digital teaching in teacher education in the distance and hybrid mode caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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AI literacy in Teacher Education

The rapid technological advances made in the past few years, and the development of new AI-tools, underscores the importance of enhancing teachers' competences. This project contributes to the development of AI literacy and new teaching methods.