Mentoring: a practice developed in community?

Bryan, Hazel and Carpenter, Chris (2008) Mentoring: a practice developed in community? Journal of In-Service Education, 34 (1). pp. 47-59. ISSN 1367-4587

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Abstract

Behaviourist and cognitive theories of learning view learning as a process of individual internalisation. Social theorists view learning as a process that is socially constructed and developed in social contexts. Wenger suggests that professional practice is a social process that is constructed in communities. Mentoring in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) has been a feature of the ITE landscape since the advent of the internship schemes but might be viewed by many teachers acting as mentors to be a small part of their remit. Some mentors while part of school communities might be seen as discharging their mentoring responsibilities in a relatively isolated manner. This study seeks to develop an understanding of how mentors operating in different phases learn to mentor and to sustain their growth as mentors and to seek to identify how they construct their 'communities of mentoring'

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mentoring, Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Technology > School of Education > Teacher Education
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 15:36
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 15:36
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2764

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