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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All authors or editorsAalto, Eija; Mustonen, Sanna

Journal or seriesLinguistics and Education



Publication year2022


Article number101022

PublisherElsevier BV

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially 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.

Keywordsteacher trainingdevelopment (active)multimodalitymeanings (semantics)conception of knowledgecooperation (general)linguistic interactionchallenges

Free keywordsmultimodal meaning-making resources; knowledge construction; translanguaging; collaboration; pre-service teachers; teacher education

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

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