Exploring the role of gratitude in the professional experience of pre-service teachers

Published: 
Mar. 01, 2012

Source: Teaching Education, Volume 23, Issue 1, 2012, pages 71-88

This article presents a theoretical framework for considering gratitude in the context of pre-service teachers’ professional experience.


The article then outlines a small qualitative pilot study of outcomes reported by six pre-service teachers when they consciously applied gratitude in their second practicum.

The practicum was undertaken in a variety of primary- and secondary-school settings.

Each participant reported positive effects in the areas of improved relationships, enhanced wellbeing, and improved teaching outcomes.

Updated: Jan. 28, 2013
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