Maximizing the potential of mentoring : a framework for pre-service teacher education
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Angelina AmbrosettiAngelina Ambrosetti, Bruce KnightBruce Knight, John Dekkers
Within the professional placement component of pre-service teacher education, mentoring has become a strategy that is used during the practical application of learning to teach. In this paper, we examine mentoring in the pre-service teacher education context by proposing a theoretically based framework for mentoring in this context. Firstly, the nature of mentoring along with mentoring in the context of pre-service teacher education is explored. A mentoring framework that has been developed to enable pre-service teacher educators to maximize the potential use of mentoring during the professional placement component of a pre-service teacher education degree is then proposed.