Teaching and learning materials utilised in professional development for mentor teachers
Keywords:Mentoring, Mentor teachers, Professional development, Teaching and Learning materials
Mentoring in pre-service teacher education has gained prominence in Australia in recent times. In the context of pre-service teacher education, mentoring occurs during the pre-service teacher’s professional placement. The professional placement involves a pre-service teacher being placed with a classroom based mentor teacher in order to learn and practice the craft of teaching. The professional placement is reported as the most valuable part of learning to teach by pre-service teachers, however the success of the placement is dependent on the teacher mentor and their ability to mentor the pre-service teacher. This paper investigates the role of professional development in the training of mentor teachers. Specifically, the paper investigates the types of teaching and learning materials used during professional development sessions with mentor teachers and the impact of these materials on the mentoring approach used by the mentor teacher. As such, the research reported on in this paper, focuses on what mentor teachers conveyed as the most effective aspects of the professional development and how different types of learning materials contributed to their learning.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2014 Angelina Ambrosetti
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Content published in IARTEM e-journal is - unless otherwise is stated - licensed through Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND 4.0. Content can be copied, distributed and disseminated in any medium or format under the following terms:
Attribution: You must give appropriate credit and provide a link to the license
Non-Commercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
No derivatives: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
No additional restrictions: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Notice: No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.
Authors who publish in IARTEM e-journal accept the following conditions:
Author(s) retains copyright to the article and give IARTEM e-journal rights to first publication while the article is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. This license allows sharing the article for non-commercial purposes, as long as the author and first publishing place IARTEM e-journal are credited.
The author is free to publish and distribute the work/article after publication in IARTEM e-journal, as long as the journal is referred to as the first place of publication. Submissions that are under consideration for publication or accepted for publication in IARTEM e-journal cannot simultaneously be under consideration for publication in other journals, anthologies, monographs or the like. By submitting contributions, the author accepts that the contribution is published online in IARTEM e-journal.