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Title: Becoming a teacher: the thoughts of undergraduates training to work in Primary Education and ideas for their university education
Author: Esteban Bara, Francisco, 1975-
Mellén Vinagre, Teodor
Keywords: Educació superior
Formació del professorat
Educació primària
Higher education
Teacher training
Primary education
Issue Date: 12-Mar-2018
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: What makes a good teacher and what motivates a person to want to teach are timeless questions that concern us all. This study focuses on those who are currently training to become teachers, more specifically undergraduates studying a degree in Primary Education in the universities of Catalonia. It adopts a quantitative methodology based on a self-administered questionnaire conducted with a representative sample. Participants' open-ended responses are recorded and codified. Three main categories are constructed: personal, authentic teacher; the teacher as story teller; and, the teacher as motivator of learning. Results highlight important differences between these categories, extolling above all the authentic, personal teacher, who leaves a mark thanks to their character and way of being. This, together with other findings, raises various considerations for the university training of future teachers.
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It is part of: Educational Studies, 2018, vol. 45, num. 5, p. 633-645
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ISSN: 0305-5698
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