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Title: Acting as accountable authors: Creating interactional spaces for agency work in teacher education
Authors: Lipponen L.
Kumpulainen K.
Keywords: Agency;Professional development;Sociocultural theory;Teacher education
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Publisher: Teaching and Teacher Education
Citation: Volume , Issue , Page -
Abstract: In this paper, relying on the sociocultural framework of learning, we report on the results of an ethnographically-grounded investigation of agency work among nine pre-service teachers: The main objective is to determine how agency emerges and is constructed in situated discourse practices within the context of a teacher education program embedded in the collective inquiry approach. Our study identifies the forms of agency that emerged in the collective discussions of the classroom community, evidencing pre-service teachers' transformative agency, relational agency and epistemic agency. This study also shows that the negotiation and framing of agency, and acting as accountable authors, involves changes in teacher-student positions, such as crossing and transforming traditional expert-novice boundaries, as well as recognizing and crediting this crossing of boundaries. The methods and conditions for supporting students' agency work in teacher education are discussed. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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