Change in teacher candidates' metaphorical images about classroom management in a social constructivist learning environment

2009-01-01
Akar, Hanife
YILDIRIM, ALİ
The purpose of this study was to understand the conceptual change teacher candidates went through in a constructivist learning environment in a classroom management course. Within a qualitative case study design, teacher candidates' metaphorical images about classroom management were obtained through document analysis before and after they were subjected to a constructivist learning environment. Prior to the implementation, the images depicted a 'controlling' or 'leading' type of classroom management approach indicating a disciplinary vision. After the implementation, although the metaphors were mainly retained by participants, the descriptions of the images depicted more a leading type of classroom management that entailed messages of cooperation and sensitivity toward individual differences. The results showed that a constructivist learning process may result in a change in teacher candidates' conceptions of classroom management.
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H. Akar and A. YILDIRIM, “Change in teacher candidates’ metaphorical images about classroom management in a social constructivist learning environment,” TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, pp. 401–415, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/33089.