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Search Results for 'Metaphorics' (Keyword)
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1   |   From section Research Methods
Proximal Ethnography: ‘Inside-Out-Inside’ Research and the Impact of Shared Metaphors of Learning
This article investigates the way Higher Education (HE) students use metaphors to make tangible the lived and living experience of learning. It provides a contemporary development of the ethnographic paradigm by offering a new model termed ‘proximal ethnography’ to capture the sense of inside-out-inside research, of being what one has studied. In this innovative model, the researcher shares the same experiences as the observed but does so outside their specific domain. The findings reveal that students possessed a hierarchy of motivating drivers; some of these remained stable while others fluctuated. Students' acceptance of this instability helped them succeed on their course.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: September 12, 2017
2   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Student Teachers’ Development of Learning-Focused Conceptions
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.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: September 2, 2015
3   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Beliefs about Teaching: Persistent or Malleable? A Longitudinal Study of Prospective Student Teachers’ Beliefs
This study explored the change in university students’ beliefs about the role of teachers. The findings reveal that the most commonly-used metaphor type was the teacher as pedagogue, reflecting the idea of the teacher as a nurturer. The students showed tendencies in their preferences for forms of expertise in the teacher’s knowledge-base measure similar to the categorisation of their metaphors. Another interesting trend is the relatively high emphasis on didactics on the knowledge-base measure by the users of self-referential and contextual metaphors in both years. Furthermore, beliefs as measured on the knowledge-base instrument tended to remain unchanged. Metaphor categorisation may be more vulnerable to subjective interpretation.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: April 15, 2015
4   |   From section Mentoring & Supervision
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.
Publication Year: 2012    |    Updated in ITEC: November 13, 2013
5   |   From section Teacher Educators
Riding on a Speeding Train? How Teacher Educators Perceive Teacher Education
The purpose of this article is to examine how teacher educators in Israel perceive current practices in teacher education. The authors designed a questionnaire to determine what teacher educators consider the basic components of teacher education and what they think about teacher education as practiced in their teaching institutions. The authors also asked them to provide metaphors that describe teacher education. Based on the findings, the authors claim that teacher educators in Israel generally believe in the importance of teacher education. The metaphorical level reveals tension between what exists and what is desired, representing a more pessimistic view.
Publication Year: 2010    |    Updated in ITEC: June 19, 2012
6   |   From section Beginning Teachers
Understanding New Teachers’ Professional Identities through Metaphor
This study examines the metaphors new teachers use to describe their professional identities. The study also compares metaphors chosen immediately following graduation with those suggested part way through their first year of teaching. Findings indicate that new teachers' metaphors for professional identity show readiness for the role and a focus on pupils. The metaphors suggest that new teachers struggle to develop a professional identity during their first year.
Publication Year: 2011    |    Updated in ITEC: February 9, 2012
7   |   From section Research Methods
Watching to see until it becomes clear to you: metaphorical mapping - a method for emergence
Searching for a methodology that would allow the author to 'see' across worldviews and articulate them both was the academic challenge of investigating learning ideology across Canadian and Aboriginal worldviews with Aboriginal Nuu-chah-nulth Elders. A mode of inquiry was required permitting the author to hold a Euro-heritage and an Aboriginal heritage in a bi-cultural balance as experienced by a participant in both.
Publication Year: 2008    |    Updated in ITEC: January 19, 2014
8   |   From section Trends in Teacher Education
Filipino Pre-service Education Students' Preconceptions of Teacher Roles Viewed through a Metaphorical Lens
A study of 125 teacher education students from the Philippines examined their ideas on what a teacher is, through metaphorical images constructed by the students. The images were listed, tallied, analyzed and categorized to explore meaningful patterns and themes. Results show preconceptions in knowledge source, direction-setter, character-formatter, change agent and learner.
Publication Year: 2007    |    Updated in ITEC: December 8, 2010