A1 Journal article (refereed)
Designing knowledge construction in pre-service teachers’ collaborative planning talk (2022)

Aalto, E., & Mustonen, S. (2022). Designing knowledge construction in pre-service teachers’ collaborative planning talk. Linguistics and Education, 69, Article 101022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2022.101022

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Aalto, Eija; Mustonen, Sanna

Journal or series: Linguistics and Education

ISSN: 0898-5898

eISSN: 1873-1864

Publication year: 2022

Volume: 69

Article number: 101022

Publisher: Elsevier BV

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2022.101022

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79688


In this paper, we report on a qualitative study of student teachers’ collaboration in planning and implementing a course that integrated physics and the Finnish language. Audio-recorded planning sessions and interviews were examined using qualitative content analysis, first, to discover what kind of space for knowledge construction student teachers designed for learners and, second, to identify the characteristics of their collaboration in developing a new cross-disciplinary pedagogical practice. The analysis revealed challenges in integrating meaning-making resources for knowledge construction; especially the role of language remained mostly invisible. This indicates a need to develop teachable strategies of translanguaging. Student teachers' varied forms of academic knowledge were interpreted as a resource for their collaboration across disciplines. Consequences for teacher education were acknowledged: supervision is needed to make the collaborative process visible and more profoundly conceptualized. More studies on the phases of the collaboration are needed.

Keywords: teacher training; development (active); multimodality; meanings (semantics); conception of knowledge; cooperation (general); linguistic interaction; challenges

Free keywords: multimodal meaning-making resources; knowledge construction; translanguaging; collaboration; pre-service teachers; teacher education

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Reporting Year: 2022

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