This ACUMentoring professional development is specifically designed for practicing educators involved in pre-service teacher education. It focuses on developing mentor teachers so that they may enhance the skills and confidence of pre-service teachers and empower them to make decisions that make a difference. This is a free professional development program for teachers engaged in the mentoring of pre-service teachers.
Mentoring Pre-service Teachers is available in face to face or online mode.
Module One: Mentoring for teachers in the 21st Century Module Two: Eﬀective mentoring of pre-service teachers Module Three: Observation, evidence and making judgements Module Four: Sustaining professional learning through mentoring
The pre-service teacher needs to take an active role by reflecting on, and engaging with, both the context and their own role within it... Mentoring, rather than supervision, by the experienced teacher promotes a collegial relationship that fosters each individual pre-service teacher to develop his/her own identity as a professional teacher. (Walkington, 2005, p.63)
Reference: Walkington, J. (2005). Becoming a teacher: Encouraging development of teacher identity through reflective practice. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 33(1), 53-64.