Emotional climate and high quality learning experiences in science teacher education

Bellocchi, Alberto, Ritchie, Stephen M., Tobin, Kenneth, King, Donna T., Sandhu, Maryam, & Henderson, Senka (2014) Emotional climate and high quality learning experiences in science teacher education. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(10), pp. 1301-1325.

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The role of emotion during learning encounters in science teacher education is under-researched and under-theorized. In this case study we explore the emotional climates, that is, the collective states of emotional arousal, of a preservice secondary science education class to illuminate practice for producing and reproducing high quality learning experiences for preservice science teachers. Theories related to the sociology of emotions informed our analyses from data sources such as preservice teachers’ perceptions of the emotional climate of their class, emotional facial expressions, classroom conversations, and cogenerative dialogue. The major outcome from our analyses was that even though preservice teachers reported high positive emotional climate during the professor’s science demonstrations, they also valued the professor’s in the moment reflections on her teaching that were associated with low emotional climate ratings. We co-relate emotional climate data and preservice teachers’ comments during cogenerative dialogue to expand our understanding of high quality experiences and emotional climate in science teacher education. Our study also contributes refinements to research perspectives on emotional climate.

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ID Code: 74024
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: emotional climate, emotions, feelings, affect, preservice science teacher, preservice education, higher education, tertiary education, teacher education, quality, high quality, sociology of emotions, interaction ritual theory, sociology, cogenerative dialogue, emotion intensity, emotion valence, audience response technology, emotional change, emotional transformation, emotion trajectory, science education, predict observe explain, science demonstrations, teacher reflections, facial expressions, gestures, classroom climate, climate, role play, discrete emotion, HERN, emotional experience, affective experience, emotional response, emotional development, emotional patterns, emotional attitudes, affective behaviour, affective measures, affective education
DOI: 10.1002/tea.21170
ISSN: 1098-2736
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Copyright Statement: This is the accepted version of the following article: [full citation], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article].
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2014 00:11
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 15:13

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