Constructing a pedagogical practice across disciplines in pre-service teacher education
Aalto, E., Tarnanen, M., & Heikkinen, H. L. T. (2019). Constructing a pedagogical practice across disciplines in pre-service teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 85, 69-80. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2019.06.006
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In this paper we report a qualitative case study of a teaching intervention in which a pre-service subject teacher pair planned and conducted a course integrating Finnish language and ethics in a multilingual setting. Audio-recorded planning sessions and interviews including learning diaries were analysed using qualitative content analysis to identify the dynamics of collaborative cross-curricular pedagogical practice development and pedagogical language knowledge. The analysis revealed tensions in crossing the boundary between language and content knowledge. The study suggests that when creating cross-curricular practices, student teachers benefit from longer-term processes and theory-based supervision and modelling for reflecting on the development process.