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Immersion research

Immersion research

Immersion research in Finland is mainly based within the education sciences at Åbo Akademi University, in close cooperation with other disciplines such as languages, language didactics, linguistics and applied linguistics. The immersion researchers at Åbo Akademi University also cooperate actively with researchers at other universities in Finland and abroad.

Below you can find project descriptions for ongoing and recently finished projects related to immersion.


The research project Skrivstöttning is a continuation of the project Skrivkompetens, which has built scientific competence in writing pedagogy during the five previous years.  Skrivstöttning is a cooperation between Åbo Akademi University, Stockholm University and Umeå University and is framed of an international research network.

The aim of the project is to develop writing pedagogy in four linguistically varied environments, with particular focus on scaffolding writing strategies for students in grades 7–9 with Swedish as a first language and Swedish as second language in Finland and Sweden.

The project is funded by the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the foundation Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet.

Read more about the research project (in Swedish).

Updated 15.11.2022