Making mentoring explicit : articulating pedogogical knowledge practices

Hudson, Peter B., Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S., & Murray, Michelle J. (2012) Making mentoring explicit : articulating pedogogical knowledge practices. School Leadership and Management.

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Mentoring pedagogical knowledge is fundamental towards developing preservice teachers’ practices. As a result of a train-the-trainer mentoring program, this study aimed to understand how mentors’ engagement in a professional development program on mentoring contributes to their mentoring of pedagogical knowledge practices. This qualitative research analyses the mentoring of pedagogical knowledge from six paired mentor teachers and preservice teachers (n=12) after a four-week professional school experience. Findings indicated the train-the-trainer model was successful for mentoring pedagogical knowledge on 10 of the 11 advocated practices. This suggested that a well-constructed professional development program on mentoring can advance the quality of mentoring for enhancing preservice teachers’ practices.

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ID Code: 56800
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Routledge iFirst article
Keywords: Mentoring, Preservice teacher, Pedagogical knowledge
DOI: 10.1080/13632434.2012.724673
ISSN: 1363-2434
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the School Leadership and Management © 2012 copyright Taylor & Francis; School Leadership and Management is available online at:
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2013 22:51
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 23:57

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