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EDUC462 Mentoring Teachers

Critical examination of mentoring practice related to professional growth of teachers at all levels.

This paper is intended to provide you with a structured opportunity to critically reflect on and develop your understandings of mentoring through engagement with your practice and the literature.

Paper title Mentoring Teachers
Paper code EDUC462
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
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Limited to
PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn, BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MA(Coursework), MA(Thesis)
(i) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii) May not be credited with EDUX433 passed in 2011 or 2012.
For teachers or other professionals who are in or will be in a mentoring role.
Teaching staff

Dr Helen Trevethan

Paper Structure
The paper is centred around four online discussions focused on definitions of mentoring, mentoring relationships, promoting growth through mentoring and developing a mentoring culture. Discussions run for three weeks and have readings associated with them.
Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.


Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and source their own relevant readings.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  1. Critically examine ways of interpreting and enacting mentoring
  2. Critically evaluate their practice as mentors
  3. Synthesise their increased understanding of mentoring research and their experiences to create a set of guidelines for mentors

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system