'I am really not alone in this anxiety': Bibliotherapy and Pre-service Primary Teachers' Self-image as Mathematicians

Sue Wilson, Steve Thornton

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    Abstract

    In this study bibliotherapy encouraged pre-service teachers to reflect on their school experiences and their views of themselves as learners of mathematics while studying school students’ experiences. Pre-service teachers’ responses to readings on students’ learning problems allowed them to reconstruct their experiences, changing their self-image of themselves as students, and their assessment of their capacity to learn and teach mathematics. Their reflections emphasised the lasting influence of individual teachers, and showed awareness of alternatives to the teaching approaches they experienced
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBuilding Connections
    Subtitle of host publicationtheory, research and practice : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2005
    EditorsPhilip Clarkson, Ann Downton, Donna Gronn, Marj Horne, Andrea McDonough, Robyn Pierce, Anne Roche
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherMERGA Inc
    Pages791-798
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)1920846093
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 7 Jul 20059 Jul 2005

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period7/07/059/07/05

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    Wilson, S., & Thornton, S. (2005). 'I am really not alone in this anxiety': Bibliotherapy and Pre-service Primary Teachers' Self-image as Mathematicians. In P. Clarkson, A. Downton, D. Gronn, M. Horne, A. McDonough, R. Pierce, & A. Roche (Eds.), Building Connections: theory, research and practice : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2005 (pp. 791-798). MERGA Inc. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.541.4005&rep=rep1&type=pdf