Online mentoring of pre-service teachers: exploring cognitive presence

Redmond, Petrea and Mander, Alison (2006) Online mentoring of pre-service teachers: exploring cognitive presence. In: 17th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2006), 20-24 Mar 2006, Orlando, Florida.

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[Abstract]: Faculties of education have been criticised as being “ineffective in preparing teachers for their work, unresponsive to new demands, and being remote from practice” (Darling-Hammond, 2000, p. 166). This paper will examine an innovative online mentoring project that extends beyond the traditional educational boundaries to enhance support for pre-service educators while developing partnerships with teachers in the field. An online mentoring environment was established for pre-service teachers to deeply probe in the relationships between experiences they have observed or participated in while on field experience with the theoretical components of pedagogical and curriculum courses. Teachers, final year pre-service teachers and where possible academics joined with beginning pre-service teachers to discuss, debate, give examples and theorize about issues confronting teachers. The asynchronous discussions were analysed to explore the cognitive presence of both the mentors’ and the mentees’ contributions.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2006) with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org).'
Depositing User: Dr Petrea Redmond
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: online mentoring, mentoring, cognitive presence
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2578

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