ERIC Number: EJ770308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Examination of What Metaphor Construction Reveals about the Evolution of Preservice Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching and Learning
Leavy, Aisling M.; McSorley, Fiona A.; Bote, Lisa A.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n7 p1217-1233 Oct 2007
Examination of prospective teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning on entry to teacher education programs, and tracking the development of these beliefs in light of academic and field-based experiences, is a critical task for teacher educators. The study examines metaphor construction as a tool to gain access to, and promote the development of, prospective teachers' beliefs through the incorporation of reflective activities that integrate academic and field-based experiences. Specifically, this research examines how metaphorical representations of preservice elementary teachers' in the United States and Europe changed and examines the factors influencing the development of beliefs and the modification of metaphors.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Figurative Language, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Attitude Change, Elementary School Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Learning, Instruction, Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States