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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Mentoring Teachers
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
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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


    Semester 1

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