Mentoring pre-service teachers on school students’ differentiated learning

Hudson, Peter (2013) Mentoring pre-service teachers on school students’ differentiated learning. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 11(1), pp. 112-128.

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Abstract

This Australian study explores the mentoring of pre-service teachers in selecting and implementing teaching strategies to meet students‟ learning needs. Two case studies involving 28 mentor teachers in a professional development program and a mentor-mentee partnership during a four week practicum provided data about mentoring teaching strategies for differentiated learning. Findings showed that contexts for learning about differentiation occurred at the pre action, in-action, and post-action stages. Central to each stage were pedagogical knowledge practices such as planning, preparation, classroom management, assessment, and problem solving (reflection-in-action to present solutions to problems) as key to in-action strategising and the mentoring processes. Mentoring pre-service teachers on how to devise teaching strategies for differentiated learning needs to be researched with a wider range of mentors and pre-service teachers, including those at different stages of development.

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ID Code: 58217
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: mentoring, teaching strategies, teaching approaches, HERN
ISSN: 1741-8305
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2013 01:55
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 02:08

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