ERIC Number: EJ879275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Parables, Storytelling, and Teacher Education
Bullough, Robert V., Jr.
Journal of Teacher Education, v61 n1-2 p153-160 2010
Arguing that teacher education has become rule bound, even in the use of teaching narratives and cases, and for the need to challenge beginning teachers' conceptions of teaching and learning, the author suggests parables as promising means for enlivening teacher education and for stretching understanding. After defining parable, the author presents an analysis of three examples--"The Storm," "The Sower," and "The Fish and the Turtle"--to illustrate some of the rich interpretative possibilities they offer for thinking critically and imaginatively about teaching and learning and for generating fresh educational metaphors useful for guiding thought and action.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Thinking, Story Telling, Teacher Education Curriculum, Figurative Language, Role of Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Conditions, Adoption (Ideas), Discovery Processes, Hermeneutics, World Views
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Education Level: Higher Education
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