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Emotion and teacher education

  • Bellocchi, Alberto
Publication Date
May 26, 2019
Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive


Emotion research in teaching and education more generally is a well-developed field of research, offering suggestions for initial teacher education course development, and practical suggestions for improving the working lives of teachers and school children. In contrast, emotion research in teacher education is an emergent and expanding area of inquiry. Pre-service teachers, or university teacher education students, have unique emotional demands given that their teacher identities may still be in formative stages and their school-based practicum may not present the full complement of emotional experiences that full-time teachers encounter daily and for extended periods of time. Some specific objectives of research in teacher education include explorations of pre-service teachers’ emotions, preparing pre-service teachers for the emotional demands of the job, developing understandings about the interplay between teacher-student relationships or social bonds, emotions and learning, and addressing the strong emotions associated with practicum for pre-service teachers, school based teacher educators, and university-based teacher educators.

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