Sofia Frankenberg. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Sofia Frankenberg


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Works at Department of Child and Youth Studies
Telephone 08-120 766 71
Visiting address Frescati Hagväg 16
Room 244
Postal address Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Senior lecturer

Section for Early Childhood Education


I am the course leader for the course Child Development and Learning at the preschool program and supervise thesis on both bachelor and master levels. I am also the course leader for the course Developmental Science in Early Childhood Education in the Masters program starting fall 2018. 


My primary research interests concern Early Childhood Development in various cultural and educational settings. I am currently involved in a larger intervention study in Swedish preschools with the aim of investigating the effects of current pedagogical practices on executive functions, selective attention, language and communication.

I defended my PhD with the title Caregiving Dilemmas: Ideology and Social Interaction in Tanzanian Family Life in 2012 at Linköping University. I have also been involved in research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm regarding the conditions for learning and development in the context of natural disasters in Northwestern China. I am a licenced psychologist by profession and before turning to research I worked as a clinical psychologist.


Research projects

Enhancing preschool children´s attention, language and communication skills: An interdisciplinary study of socio-emotional learning and computerized attention training

Last updated: June 14, 2018

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