Finnish mathematics teachers’ beliefs about their profession expressed through metaphors

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Teacher Education en
dc.contributor.author Oksanen, Susanna
dc.contributor.author Hannula, Markku S.
dc.contributor.editor Hannula, Markku S.
dc.contributor.editor Portaankorva-Koivisto, Päivi
dc.contributor.editor Laine, Anu
dc.contributor.editor Näveri, Liisa
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-05T13:58:09Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-05T13:58:09Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12
dc.identifier.citation Oksanen , S & Hannula , M S 2013 , Finnish mathematics teachers’ beliefs about their profession expressed through metaphors . in M S Hannula , P Portaankorva-Koivisto , A Laine & L Näveri (eds) , Current state of research on mathematical beliefs XVIII: Proceedings of the MAVI-18 Conference, September 12-15, 2012, Helsinki, Finland . Suomen ainedidaktisen tutkimusseuran julkaisuja : Ainedidaktisia tutkimuksia , no. 6 , Suomen ainedidaktinen tutkimusseura ry , Helsinki , pp. 315-326 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-5993-08-0
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-5993-09-7
dc.identifier.other PURE: 35180388
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 8c1652ab-291e-4cf2-b5ab-707295a95971
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/42720
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate Finnish mathematics teachers’ beliefs about teaching and teachers as expressed through metaphors. Because teachers’ beliefs play a significant role in their teaching, it is important to recognize those beliefs. Metaphors provide insights into beliefs that are not explicit or consciously held. In this study we investigated what kind of metaphors Finnish mathematics teachers in different schools and in different stages of their careers use. This study focused on Finnish 7-9 grade mathematics teachers’ (n=70) metaphors about teacher. The metaphors were classified into five categories: teacher as a subject specialist, teacher as a pedagogue, teacher as a didactics expert, self-referential and contextual metaphors. Teacher as a didactic expert was the most frequently used metaphor (49%). The information gained from this metaphor analysis show teachers’ beliefs about themselves. Changing teachers’ beliefs can help to change teachers’ behaviours and in such way improve teaching and learning process. fi
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Suomen ainedidaktinen tutkimusseura ry
dc.relation.ispartof Current state of research on mathematical beliefs XVIII: Proceedings of the MAVI-18 Conference, September 12-15, 2012, Helsinki, Finland
dc.relation.ispartofseries Suomen ainedidaktisen tutkimusseuran julkaisuja : Ainedidaktisia tutkimuksia
dc.relation.uri https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/admin/files/35130054/MAVI_18_proceedings.pdf
dc.rights en
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences en
dc.subject teachers' beliefs en
dc.subject mathematics teaching en
dc.subject metaphors en
dc.subject teacher change en
dc.title Finnish mathematics teachers’ beliefs about their profession expressed through metaphors en
dc.type Chapter
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/other
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