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Metaphors in transition: Beginning teachers' lived experience

Ritchie, Stephen M., Bellocchi, Alberto, Poltl, Heidi, & Wearmouth, Marianne (2006) Metaphors in transition: Beginning teachers' lived experience. In Aubusson, Peter J., Harrison, Allan G., & Ritchie, Stephen M. (Eds.) Metaphor and analogy in science education. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 143-154.

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Abstract

Personally constructed teaching metaphors have been successful in initiating and sustaining change in practice for both experienced and pre-service teachers. Yet few studies have focussed on the teaching metaphors used by beginning teachers in their first year of teaching. In this chapter we feature narrative accounts by three beginning science teachers of their lived experiences as first-year teachers. In particular, we consider their evolving use of metaphor (and analogy) in their teaching and the corresponding shifts in their teaching metaphors.

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ID Code: 14481
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
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ISBN: 1402038291
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:19

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