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Certain uncertainty and the importance of teacher meanings

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Alison BlackAlison Black
Teaching is an uncertain, dilemma ridden endeavour. Attending to the significance of these characteristics of teaching for teachers involves taking their meanings and meaning construction seriously. This paper does this, focusing on one teacher’s meaning making in relation to her expectations, tolerance of uncertainty, changing roles and shifting identities/images of teaching. In doing so it calls attention to how the professional development of teachers can be based on the meanings they themselves develop and examine, and how cognitive and affective sense-making reveal personal orientations toward uncertainty, influence teaching practice and expectations for the future.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

New researchers for new times. Conference for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers.

Start Page

1

End Page

11

Number of Pages

11

Start Date

01/01/2005

Location

Brisbane, Australia

Publisher

Queensland University of Technology

Place of Publication

Brisbane, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Queensland University of Technology. Faculty of Education. Conference for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers.