Search results for: Figurative language
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Picture This: Multimodal Representations of Prospective Teachers' Metaphors about Teachers and Teaching
This article describes the results of a multimodal project. The research study centers on participant-generated metaphors and required prospective teachers to capture, produce, and share their selected metaphors through multimodal means. The findings reveal that the participants vary in their metaphorical conceptions of teachers and teaching. They are able to identify and articulate metaphors for teachers and teaching through multimodal means. The participants understood the metaphors and shared through multiple modes they were able to demonstrate and articulate in more than one way. The findings suggest prospective teachers' uses of multimodality enabled individuals, to varying degrees, to more readily and through multiple modes identify, capture and articulate their understanding(s) of teaching and teachers.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2018
In this article, the authors examine how particular lived experiences influenced negotiation of the figured worlds participants inhabit and how that negotiation might contribute to the ways in which they took up certain issues, in this case equity in mathematics education. The authors identified two strands that ran through the findings: As teachers came to use a multicultural lens on their mathematics classrooms, they interacted with the figured world of equitable mathematics pedagogy in different ways; In considering sites for praxis, those teachers with more experience in multicultural education looked in and beyond their classrooms for change.
Updated: Feb. 15, 2016
This study investigated how to educate student teachers to develop a focus on student learning during teacher education. The designed learning environment characterized by the use of authentic contexts, authentic tasks and reflective dialogues. The study indicates that it is possible to change student teachers’ conceptions in a relative short period of time, even though there were substantial differences between student teachers. More specifically, six student teachers developed more constructivist and less transmissive conceptions as a result of the designed learning environment. The other four student teachers showed the same change in the drawings, and also developed more or maintained constructivist conceptions as shown in the metaphors, but maintained or showed less constructivist conceptions in the questionnaires.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2015
In this article, the authors will introduce the notion of selection pressures and its impact on an evolutionary process, illustrating how special education teacher education has changed or evolved. They discuss these changes in the context of the 21st century and contextualize this explanation by representing special education teacher education as an avatar, thereby borrowing from the virtual world. They borrow concepts from natural science and the virtual world to help promote a new understanding of the nature of special education teacher education.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2015
Cultural–Historical Activity Theory Perspectives on Constructing ICT-Mediated Metaphors of Teaching and Learning
Drawing on cultural historical activity theory (CHAT), this study explores ways of using information and communication technology (ICT) tools in pre-service teacher education to enhance and mediate the construction of metaphors of teaching and learning. The analysis revealed that ICT-mediated metaphors provided a unique opportunity for pre-service teachers to interact with teacher educators and peers.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2015
The present paper develops the familiar metaphor of teaching as performance towards a definition of teaching as performative act, where words and actions aim to effect cognitive, affective, and behavioral changes in learners. Through the lens of speech act theory, the author argues that teaching consists of pedagogical perlocutions—speech acts whose observed and unobserved effects on learners exceed authorial intention and scientific prediction. The author concludes by considering the ways in which these definitions of effects and effectiveness are themselves the performative effects of performance-based teacher assessment regimes.
Updated: May. 17, 2015
Non-Authoritative Approach to Supervision of Student Teachers: Cooperating Teachers’ Conceptual Metaphors
This study was aimed to examine how cooperating teachers engaged in the supervision of student teachers conceptualised mentorship. This study also examined how cooperating teachers cognitively framed and gave meaning to their supervising role and work. Twenty distinct metaphorical concepts were found in the data. These 20 metaphors demonstrated three categories that indicated relationship issues between the cooperating teacher and the student: ‘interpersonal relationship’, ‘power sharing’ and ‘tension and conflict’. All of the metaphors found in this study centre on the concept of horizontal mentoring relationships that engender a balance of power.
Updated: Nov. 13, 2013
Impact on Student Teachers' Conception of Learning and Teaching from Studying a Course in Educational Psychology
This study investigates changes in the conceptions of learning and teaching among undergraduate student teachers. It was found that there was an increase in the share of students that see learning and teaching from a cognitive-constructivist perspective.Furthermore, the findings revealed a decrease in the share that see learning and teaching from a behaviourist perspective by the end of the course.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013
In this qualitative study, the authors the personal metaphors expressed by prospective secondary education teachers. The metaphors are classified into the four categories of Leavy, McSorley, and Boté: the behaviourist/transmissive, the cognitivist/constructivist, the situative, and the self-referential. The results showed most metaphors to fall into the behaviourist/transmissive category, followed by the cognitivist/constructivist, self-referential, and situative categories, although some teachers expressed metaphors framed in more than one category.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
By using elements from cultural studies of cartography as well as sociology and the philosophy of science, this article claims that the analogy of cartography and evaluation can open novel vistas for contemplating the relationship between the world of education and its scientific representation. The analysis shows how evaluation as the mapping of the reality of education brings distant objects near, onto a homogeneous, stable plane.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013