European Journal of Teacher Education 2020 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2020.1788535 View full text
Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty, Anne Pitkänen-Huhta

Abstract: Considering the central role of identity in understanding teacher development, this paper addresses the ways in which pre-service language teachers envision their identities as future professionals. The paper is based on a qualitative study of 61 students' visualisations of their future work during their first semester in language teacher education. The visualisations and accompanying descriptive texts were analysed using the principles of qualitative content analysis. In the analysis, two different ways of pe…

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