Learning about being effective mentors : professional learning communities and mentoring

Hudson, Peter B., Hudson, Sue M., Gray, Brian, & Bloxham, Ray (2013) Learning about being effective mentors : professional learning communities and mentoring. Procedia : Social and Behavioral Sciences, 93, pp. 1291-1300.

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This study aimed to explore experienced mentors’ understandings about professional learning communities (PLCs), mentoring and leadership. This research analyses audio-taped transcripts and written responses from 27 experienced mentors who operate in varied roles (e.g., university academics, school executives, teachers, learning support personnel). Findings indicated that PLCs can provide professional renewal for existing teachers and that mentoring within PLCs can further advance knowledge about effective practices. PLCs can include other staff members and key stakeholders (e.g., preservice teachers, teacher aides) who can contribute to the learning within the group. Mentoring and PLCs can be cost-effective strategic levers for advancing professional knowledge.

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ID Code: 64798
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Paper presented in the 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership
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Keywords: PLC, Professional learning community, Leadership, Mentoring
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.031
ISSN: 1877-0428
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Procedia : Social and Behavioral Sciences. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Procedia : Social and Behavioral Sciences, [VOL 93, (2013)] DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.031
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2013 22:34
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 02:08

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