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dc.contributor.authorKeogh, Jayne
dc.contributor.authorDole, Shelley
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.editorJeffery, R., Wright, E., Davies, M. and Shilton, W.,
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-15T05:55:13Z
dc.date.available2018-02-15T05:55:13Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/93275
dc.description.abstractPracticum is a major component of teacher education programs. This experience is regarded as playing a vital role in preparing pre-service teachers for the real world of the classroom. Traditional views of the practicum are of an apprentice-model, where the naﶥ apprentice is immersed into the work situation, observing, absorbing, and ultimately imitating the master. There is an assumption of an attained level of expertise on the part of the master, and that the apprentice has little to contribute to the situation. The term 'practicum supervisor' can be seen as appropriate here. However, the view of supervisor as 'expert' and preservice teacher as 'novice' may not be conducive to a fully productive and mutually beneficial relationship. With adoption of the word mentor rather than supervisor, a more collaborative, supportive and equitable relationship is assumed and anticipated. Yet, old ways of 'supervising' persist. Through the presentation of two case studies of pre-service teachers' experiences, the case for professional development, training, or at least for some form of certification for practicum mentors, is presented.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAARE
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.aare.edu.au/
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAARE
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleAARE International Education Research Conference 2006
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2006-11-27
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2006-11-30
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAdelaide, SA
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999
dc.titleSupervisor or mentor? Questioning the quality of pre-service teacher practicum experiences
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.griffith.authorKeogh, Jayne E.


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