Attracted to education : images of education when entering the teaching profession
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Journal of didactics. - Place of publication unknown
, p. 37-51
University of Antwerp
This article is about images of education that students have when they enter teacher education. Their views of education have developed through enjoying education themselves for many years. They bring along this educational philosophy to the teacher education when they consider teaching as a profession. To figure out these images of education a generation of beginning students at a one year academic course of teacher education was asked to make up an educational metaphor on two different moments, namely during the first lesson of the course and after two months of the course. This article presents the results of this inquiry and examines whether changes occur between the two moments. Further, it is argued for to work with the educational philosophies of students in teacher education, for example through the methodology of supervision.