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Mentoring triad: an alternative mentoring model for preservice teacher education?

journal contribution
posted on 16.05.2018, 00:00 by Angelina Ambrosetti, John Dekkers, Bruce Knight
Within many preservice teacher education programs in Australia mentoring is used as the overarching methodology for the professional placement. The professional placement is considered to be a key component of learning to teach, and typically a dyad mentoring model is utilized. However it is reported that many preservice teachers experience a less than successful placement when a dyad model is used. This research explored an alternative mentoring model that placed two preservice teachers with a classroom teacher and investigated the mentoring that transpired. The research examined the interactions that occurred between the triad members, in particular those that took place between the two preservice teachers as peers. A theoretical framework that focused on a holistic mentoring model was utilized to frame the research and analyze the data. It was found that the use of a mentoring triad extended the scope of mentor support that can be provided to preservice teachers.

History

Volume

25

Issue

1

Start Page

42

End Page

60

Number of Pages

19

eISSN

1469-9745

ISSN

1361-1267

Publisher

Routledge

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Centre for Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP)

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning

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