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Tumelius, R., Kuure, L., Riekki, M. (2022). A Design-Driven Approach to Language Teacher Education in the Era of Digitalization. In: Alarauhio, JP., Räisänen, T., Toikkanen, J., Tumelius, R. (eds) Shaping the North Through Multimodal and Intermedial Interaction. Arctic Encounters. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

A design-driven approach to language teacher education in the era of digitalization

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Author: Tumelius, Riikka1; Kuure, Leena1; Riekki, Maritta1
Organizations: 1Research Unit for Languages and Literature, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2022
Publish Date: 2024-05-31


The flexible and pedagogically informed use of technology for the service of socioculturally oriented perspectives on language learning has been an important goal in education for some time. However, change in pedagogical approaches and practices has been slow in schools. Neither has technology become an established resource in language teacher education. This study sheds light on how pre-service teachers in northern Finland design an online project for English promoting learners’ meaningful participation in language activities, as well as multimodal and intermedial practices. Nexus analysis is used to examine the research materials gathered during the design process. The findings highlight competing perspectives arising from the pre-service teachers’ print-oriented and teacher-led experiences of language learning at school, and from their active intermedial practices online. The chapter proposes a way to utilize a design-based approach to developing language teacher education and envisioning practices for future language pedagogy.

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Series: Arctic encounters
ISSN: 2730-6488
ISSN-E: 2730-6496
ISSN-L: 2730-6488
ISBN: 978-3-030-99104-3
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-99103-6
Pages: 19 - 40
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-99104-3_2
Host publication: Shaping the north through multimodal and intermedial interaction
Host publication editor: Alarauhio, Juha-Pekka
Räisänen, Tiina
Toikkanen, Jarkko
Tumelius, Riikka
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 518 Media and communications
6121 Languages
6122 Literature studies
Copyright information: © 2022 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Part of Springer Nature. This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review (when applicable) but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at: Use of this Accepted Version is subject to the publisher’s Accepted Manuscript terms of use