Pre-service mathematics teachers’ narrated failure : stories of resilience
1Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 2000, 90014, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019100230838
|Publish Date:|| 2019-10-02
In educational research, failure has often been touched upon as a by-product, but rarely has failure been investigated without attempting to find ways around it instead of attempting to simply understand it better. This paper provides insight into a pilot study on understanding math failure through narrative. I analyse two pre-service mathematics teachers’ narratives about failure and identity in order to illustrate their personal understandings of their own failures. The analysed stories provide insight into the subjects and their failure resilience, and initiate a discussion on subjective understanding of resilience. These stories also illustrate the need to further research regarding the subjective understandings of failure in general and in math specifically.
International journal of educational research
|Pages:||237 - 244|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
516 Educational sciences
This work was supported by the Academy of Finland (Project ID 307672).
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
307672 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
© 2019 The Author. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/).