Learning Strategies and Learning-related Emotions among Teacher Trainees

Apr. 10, 2011

This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 27 number 3,
Author(s): Simone Wittmann, " Learning Strategies and Learning-related Emotions among Teacher Trainees", Pages 524-532, Copyright Elsevier (April 2011).

This article examines the learning strategies and learning-related emotions of German teacher trainees.

Characteristics of German teacher trainees are identified through comparisons with German students on educational science course, and through comparisons with Swedish teacher trainees.
875 people took part in the study, of whom 135 German teacher trainees participated again after two years.

It was found that there are national differences between German and Swedish teacher trainees.
Swedish participants show more favourable configurations of learning strategies. Furthermore, Swedish teacher trainees report more positive learning-related emotions.
Finally, it was found that the characteristics of learning attitudes hardly change during the studies.

Updated: Dec. 20, 2011