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Promoting Well-being and Preventing Burnout in Teacher Education: A Pilot Study of a Mindfulness-Based Programme for Pre-service Teachers in Hong Kong
The aim of this study was to examine the possible effects of a six-week mindfulness programme for student teachers, and the feasibility of implementing the programme in a local community. The results indicate that most students experienced poor well-being and mild anxiety. However, the six-week mindfulness programme significantly increased the mindfulness and well-being of the intervention group. Furthermore, the depression, anxiety and stress scores of the intervention group dropped while those of the control group increased after the six-week mindfulness programme, suggesting that the changes may have been a result of mindfulness training.
Updated: May. 24, 2017
This article examines the teacher educator’s role in promoting resilience within new teachers in the light of tensions between what is healthy and sustainable for individual teachers vs. the institutions in which they work. The article concludes with specific recommendations for those in the international teacher education community. These recommendations include innovating university school partnerships to directly link individual and institutional well-being; structured opportunities for ‘mindfulness-based’ training; providing opportunities for candidates to analyse ‘cases’ of teaching from a macro-micro perspective; and learning how to take a professional stance.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2016
The goal of this study was to explore the kinds of episodes that challenge comprehensive school teachers’ occupational well-being and cause burnout. The study also examined how teachers perceive the relationship between themselves and their working environment in these episodes. A selected group of 68 primary and secondary school teachers were interviewed. The results suggested that teachers’ working environment provides multiple contexts for burnout.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
A general theoretical frame on human actions was adapted to describe teacher’s teaching related goals, concerns and future-time extension, expanding previous studies only on of teachers concerns, or on their goals and concerns. Eighty-eight pre-service teachers participated in this study. Thirteen goal and fifteen concern categories were identified. It was found that goals and concerns were to some extent related to well-being.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2011
The current paper focuses on exploring teachers' experienced pedagogical well-being. The authors examine the kinds of situations that teachers themselves find either empowering and engaging or burdening and stressful in their work. The study included data collected from the teachers of nine case-schools around Finland. he results suggested that interaction with pupils in socially and pedagogically challenging situations constitutes the core of teachers' pedagogical well-being.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2011