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ERIC Number: EJ1114224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
How Does It Feel to Become a Teacher? Emotions in Teacher Education
Anttila, Henrika; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v19 n3 p451-473 Sep 2016
Academic emotions are central ingredients in student teachers' learning. They have been shown to affect cognitive performance, motivation and achievement (e.g. Linnenbrink-Garcia et al. in "Contemp Educ Psychol" 36(1):13-24, 2011). However, until recently the role of emotions in student teachers' learning has largely been neglected (e.g. Ketonen and Lonka in "Proc Soc Behav Sci" 69(24):1901-1910, 2012). The study focused on exploring the spectrum of academic emotions experienced by 19 student teachers in different academic activities. The results showed that student teachers experience a wide variety of emotions during their studies. A total of 18 different positive emotions and 20 different negative emotions were reported. They explicated more positive than negative emotions. Further investigations showed that student teachers reported more emotional experiences embedded in individual activities than in social activities. The results implied that the spectrum of academic emotions experienced by student teachers is wider than previous literature suggests, and that student teachers experience a wide range of academic emotions in various academic activities provided by teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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