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Challenging Picturebooks in Education: Rethinking Language and Literature Learning

We study explorative approaches and inclusive learning through challenging picturebooks in schools, kindergartens and libraries. Our research emphasises reading instruction, read-alouds through Shared Picturebook Reading, and literary conversations.

Picturebooks address a broad readership across age and other forms of diversity. Our research shows that engaging with picturebooks that challenge readers cognitively, affectively and/or aesthetically can support learning and promote critical reflection. 

Our current project on inclusive education through challenging picturebooks convenes researchers from across Scandinavia, Europe, and Asia. We explore the opportunities for social inclusion and cultural literacy through children’s literature.  

This research group belongs to the Faculty of Education and International Studies.

Read more about the group on our web page: Challenging Picturebooks in Education (

Heads of research group

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