# "Change my thinking patterns towards maths": A bibliotherapy workshop for pre-service teachers' mathematics anxiety

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Wilson, Sue and Raven, Monica. (2014). "Change my thinking patterns towards maths": A bibliotherapy workshop for pre-service teachers' mathematics anxiety. In J. Anderson, M. Cavanagh and A. Prescott (Ed.).

*Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice (Proceedings of the 37th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia).*Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 645 - 652

Authors | Wilson, Sue and Raven, Monica |
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Abstract | In small-group workshops, a joint initiative of the researcher and the student counsellor, primary (elementary) pre-service teachers (PSTs) wrote about critical incidents in their mathematics learning, and shared them with the group. Then, PSTs read extracts about mathematics anxiety (maths anxiety), and wrote and shared their reflections (bibliotherapy). Their experiences illuminated factors in their maths anxiety and helped them identify alternative conceptions. The discussion highlights the need for teacher educatorsâ€™ awareness of perspectives of PSTs, verbalisation and sharing of emotions, and includes recommendations for further research. |

Year | 2014 |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Web address (URL) | https://www.merga.net.au/publications/counter.php?pub=pub_conf&id=2508 |

Open access | Open access |

Publisher's version | |

Journal citation | 1, pp. 645 - 652 |

Page range | 645 - 652 |

Research Group | School of Education |

Place of publication | Australia |

Editors | J. Anderson, M. Cavanagh and A. Prescott |

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/89z26/-change-my-thinking-patterns-towards-maths-a-bibliotherapy-workshop-for-pre-service-teachers-mathematics-anxiety

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