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W(h)ither the Sense of Wonder of Pre-Service Primary Teachers’ When Teaching Science?: A Preliminary Study of Their Personal Experiences
This preliminary study seeks to explore whether wonder-based reflections are sources of inspiration for future teachers of science. What experiences have brought them personally a sense of wonder and when, if at all, do they employ scientific explanations of those events? In all 140 pre-service primary teachers, when questioned, described 240 separate events or occasions in which they had participated or observed that evoked a heightened sense of wonder. Three different types of wonder described all the events cited: physical, personal and metaphysical wonder.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
The article explores emotional writing in a primary teacher writing program. The participants were 99 postgraduate student teachers on a sociology of teaching module in an initial primary teacher education program in the Republic of Ireland. Analysis of journal responses indicated how student teachers shaped and reshaped their emergent identities through discourse, memory, emotions, and personal biography and along a values-action continuum.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
The article describes a study of four teachers as they progress from their teaching programs and through the first year as primary science teachers. The aim of the study is to explore the teachers' development of identity and knowledge, through interviews, and observations, and the interaction between knowledge and identities.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008