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Professional vision of Grade 1 teachers experiencing different levels of work-related stress (2022)

Muhonen, H., Pakarinen, E., & Lerkkanen, M.-K. (2022). Professional vision of Grade 1 teachers experiencing different levels of work-related stress. Teaching and Teacher Education, 110, Article 103585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2021.103585

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All authors or editors: Muhonen, Heli; Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

Journal or series: Teaching and Teacher Education

ISSN: 0742-051X

eISSN: 1879-2480

Publication year: 2022

Volume: 110

Article number: 103585

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2021.103585

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78937


This study explored teachers' professional vision by examining how teachers experiencing low, moderate and high work-related stress reason their eye-tracking recordings in terms of description, explanation and prediction. A qualitative analysis of retrospective think-aloud interviews with 24 Grade 1 teachers showed that teachers predominantly used description in their reasoning, while explanation and prediction were less frequent. The description mainly focused on teacher information/elaboration and classroom management/behaviour. Teachers with moderate stress utilised self-reflection most frequently, whereas teachers with high stress utilised it the least. The results suggest that the level of teacher work-related stress may be reflected in their self-reflection.

Keywords: class teachers; classroom work; teaching situation; eye tracking; reflection (cognitive processes); reasoning; work burden; stress (biological phenomena)

Free keywords: teacher professional vision; knowledge-based reasoning; teacher work-related stress; retrospective think-aloud interview; eye tracking

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Reporting Year: 2022

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