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Student History teachers' personal theories on teaching: autobiographies and their emerging professional identities.

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dc.contributor.author Wassermann, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-15T07:27:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-15T07:27:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Wasserman, J. 2009. Student History teachers' personal theories on teaching: autobiographies and their emerging professional identities. Yesterday & today, 4:77-91, Oct. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2223-0386
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5515
dc.description.abstract Philosophy of teaching statements are autobiographical reflective statements on teaching and learning. Such statements can therefore be regarded as a window into the professional identities of teachers, and are increasingly called for internationally when promotion and appointments are considered. In this paper the philosophy of teaching statements of final-year History Education student teachers, are used as the units of analysis. Although meaningful themes on their emerging professional identities as prospective History teachers materialised, in the article I argue that their philosophy of teaching statements were burdened by constraints such as a lack of experience and the educational context they found themselves in. In conclusion I contend that although the philosophy of teaching statements provided nothing more than a porthole into the multilayered emerging professional identities of the History student teachers it gave the latter the opportunity to develop a picture of themselves as History teachers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Philosophy of teaching en_US
dc.subject Professional identities en_US
dc.subject Teaching autobiographies en_US
dc.subject History education en_US
dc.subject Student history teachers en_US
dc.subject Theories on teaching en_US
dc.title Student History teachers' personal theories on teaching: autobiographies and their emerging professional identities. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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