European Journal of Teacher Education volume 41, issue 4, P418-432 2018 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2018.1462329 View full text
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Matti Rautiainen, Marja Mäensivu, Tiina Nikkola

Abstract: In this article we examine first-year student teachers' possibilities to become interested in professional issues in teacher education. We study the phenomenon of becoming interested among first-year student teachers via three different kinds of data. We analysed our data through John Dewey's definition of interest, where a person has an interest if s/he is actively keen on some object that has personal meaning for her/him. According to our data, student teachers adopt an object of interest that teacher educat…

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