# To heal and enthuse: Developmental bibliotherapy and pre-service primary teachers' reflections on learning and teaching mathematics

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Wilson, Sue and Thornton, Steve. (2006) To heal and enthuse: Developmental bibliotherapy and pre-service primary teachers' reflections on learning and teaching mathematics. In P. Grootenboer, R. Zevenbergen and M. Chinnappan (Ed.).

*Identities; Cultures and Learning Spaces: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.*Sydney, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 35 - 44

Authors | Wilson, Sue and Thornton, Steve |
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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. |

Keywords | Curriculum and Pedagogy;--Education not elsewhere classified;--Higher Education;--Mathematics and Numeracy |

Year | 2006 |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Open access | Open access |

Publisher's version | |

Page range | 35 - 44 |

ISBN | 1920846123 |

Research Group | School of Education |

Place of publication | Sydney, Australia |

Editors | P. Grootenboer, R. Zevenbergen and M. Chinnappan |

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/8q30x/to-heal-and-enthuse-developmental-bibliotherapy-and-pre-service-primary-teachers-reflections-on-learning-and-teaching-mathematics

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