PhD, Associate professor
Identity development in pre-service teacher education
Sonja Lutovac has expertise in research on training and professional development of future teachers with a focus on future teachers’ professional identity formation and affect-related issues with respect to teaching mathematics. With a narrative-based theoretical and methodological approach, she attempts to find ways of how teacher educators can best support the process of becoming a teacher. Her research interests extend to the field of university pedagogy and the themes such as emotions in higher education, coping with student feedback and supervision.
Lutovac's recent research evolved around narrative exploration of academic failure and the ways in which it defines and is defined by one's identity (Narrated failures, 2018-2021, Academy of Finland). Currently, she is the Co-PI of the projects ‘Unpacking and redefining changing relationships in teachers' work’ (RELA, 2020-2024, Academy of Finland) and ‘Pre-service teachers navigate teachers’ changing work and its relationality’ (NAVI, 2022–2025, Eudaimonia Institute, UO).