Discipline specific online mentoring for secondary pre-service teachers

Redmond, Petrea (2015) Discipline specific online mentoring for secondary pre-service teachers. Computers and Education, 90. pp. 95-104. ISSN 0360-1315

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This paper describes an online mentoring project which involved building online mentoring learning communities to support secondary pre-service teachers, and to provide them with the opportunity to interact and engage in professional learning dialogue with teaching professionals in their teaching disciplines. The practicing teachers took on the role of online mentors to the pre-service teachers who were personally, professionally and geographically isolated due to being located in regional, rural or remote areas. The goal was to develop discipline specific knowledge, skills and confidence in the pre-service teachers through ongoing electronic interaction with a discipline specific mentor. This paper describes enablers and inhibitors to online mentoring and identifies implications for implementation and suggestions for improvement.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 03:16
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 01:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: online mentoring; group mentoring, secondary pre-service teachers; content analysis framework
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2015.08.018
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27947

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