Supportive pedagogy for excessively anxious pre-service education students

Uusimaki, Lisa & Campbell, Marilyn (2007) Supportive pedagogy for excessively anxious pre-service education students. In USQ Learning Conference, September 2007, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)


This paper presents the results of two years of trials of an innovative program offered to excessively anxious student teachers at a Queensland university. While most pre-service education students experience transient anxiety about becoming a teacher which decreases as knowledge and skills increase during training, this anxiety is distressing and inhibits their concentration and learning. In fact the incidence of anxiety disorders in the general population shows that this is the most common psychopathology. In the first year of the program eighteen pre-service students took part. The program covered understanding anxiety, how to cope with anxiety, teaching strategies and the importance of the supervisory relationship. The positive impact on the students showed the need and the demand for the program. In the second year 28 students took part in two programs that were offered either as weekly or in a block. Pre-post results for the second year showed that the students’ anxiety and stress on various measures dropped significantly.

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ID Code: 96777
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: supportive pedagogy, anxiety, pre-service teachers
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2016 23:44
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 07:51

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