Metaphors for wellbeing: Enhancing students' learning and teaching perceptions within a pre-service education course
Nuttall, M. (2009). Metaphors for Wellbeing: Enhancing Students' Learning and Teaching Perceptions Within a Pre-service Education Course. In M. de Souza, L.J. Francis, J. O'Higgins-Norman, D. Scott (Eds.), International Handbook of Education for Spirituality, Care and Wellbeing (pp. 771-791). Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer.
This chapter focuses on metaphors for wellbeing that were developed by a number of pre-service teachers (students) within prescribed education units undertaken during their year-long Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) Course. In light of readings, discussions and reflective activities, students explored attributes and potential of the metaphor for defining a sense of self and sustaining personal wellbeing during their course. Students used this valuable background knowledge and understanding of â€œselfâ€ to create personal metaphors that represented themselves on a â€œlearning journeyâ€ undertaken within their prescribed education units. Studentsâ€™ metaphors became sources of personal wellbeing and sound bases for enhancing their learning and teaching perspectives within the framework of their course.