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EDTS607 Mentoring for Professional Learning and Development

Unit description and aim

At a time of rapid ongoing change as a result of globalisation, internationalisation and the continuing development of information communication technologies, the role of mentoring for professional learning and development is important for all involved in education.

The unit is designed to ensure that students become informed in order to understand the diverse concepts, purposes and processes of mentoring. The roles and skills for effective mentoring will be explored against the backdrop of the domains of teaching as identified by State and National Institutes of Teachers and current educational practice. Participants will investigate techniques and processed involved in establishing mentoring programs that are based upon informed decision making through the collection and analysis of data, which is then interpreted through integration with research on best practice. Particular reference will be made to pre-service teachers, induction and retention of beginning and experienced teachers against a standards framework of professional accountability and practice. The aim of this unit is for participants to become effective mentors who are familiar with mentoring programs, analysis of data within the framework of informed research and scholarship

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