Publication Date

2006

Abstract

This paper advocates bibliotherapy as a powerful reflective tool in pre-service education. It can provide a new approach to understanding and improving the affective responses of pre-service primary teachers. In the study pre-service teachers analysing readings about school students' learning, reflected on and reconstructed their understanding of their own school experiences. The technique of bibliotherapy applied to readings about issues such as mathematics anxiety challenged their assessment of their capacity to learn and teach mathematics. This was a healing process that generated enthusiasm for teaching mathematics.

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Open Access Conference Paper

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