Strategies for mentoring pedagogical knowledge

Hudson, Peter B. (2013) Strategies for mentoring pedagogical knowledge. Teachers and Teaching : Theory and Practice, 19(4), pp. 363-381.

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Abstract

Fundamental for mentoring a preservice teacher is the mentor’s articulation of pedagogical knowledge, which in this research draws upon specific practices, viz: planning, timetabling lessons, preparation, teaching strategies, content knowledge, problem solving, questioning, classroom management, implementation, assessment, and viewpoints for teaching. Mentoring is haphazard; consequently mentors need a pedagogical knowledge framework and a repertoire of pedagogical knowledge strategies to guide a preservice teacher’s development. Yet, what are strategies for mentoring pedagogical knowledge practices? This qualitative research investigates mentoring strategies assigned to pedagogical knowledge from 27 experienced mentor teachers. Findings showed that there were multiple strategies that can be linked to specific pedagogical knowledge practices. For example, mentoring strategies associated with planning for teaching can include co-planning, verbally reflecting on planning with the mentee, and showing examples of the mentor teacher’s planning (e.g., teacher’s plans, school plans, district and state plans). This paper provides a bank of practical strategies for mentoring pedagogical knowledge practices to assist a preservice teacher’s development.

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ID Code: 61700
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Student teachers, Pedagogical knowledge, Mentoring, Mentors, Preservice teachers, School experiences
DOI: 10.1080/13540602.2013.770226
ISSN: 1354-0602
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Hudson, Peter B. (2013) Strategies for mentoring pedagogical knowledge. Teachers and Teaching : Theory and Practice, 19. [2013] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI:10.1080/13540602.2013.770226].
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2013 23:26
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 22:59

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