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ERIC Number: EJ1064613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Teachers' Practices and Mental Models: Transformation through Reflection on Action
Manrique, María Soledad; Sánchez Abchi, Verónica
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v40 n6 Article 2 Jun 2015
This contribution explores the relationship between teaching practices, teaching discourses and teachers' implicit representations and mental models and the way these dimensions change through teacher education (T.E). In order to study these relationships, and based on the assumptions that representations underlie teaching practices and that T.E might affect these representations, a T.E course was designed and implemented in Argentina. The course focused on teacher intervention in personal narrative telling in kindergarten. It was based on a reflection-onaction process. The personal narrative activities of 10 in-service teachers before and after the course were analysed employing the Process of Constant Comparison (Glaser & Straus, 1967). A case study was then conducted in order to infer possible transformations in one of the teachers' implicit representations and mental models, through Content Analysis (Krippendorf, 1990) of in-depth interviews before, during and after the course.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Argentina