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Mentor Development for Teacher Training: A scenario-based approach edited by Anne Punter

Mentor Development



A dynamic resource for the development of teachers as mentors.


Detailed Description

  1. A dynamic resource for the development of teachers as mentors
  2. 34 scenarios based on real-life teacher-trainee issues
  3. Designed to stimulate an analytical and problem-solving approach to challenging situations
  4. Linked to the Mentor Levels of the Training and Development Agency, the General Teaching Council Core Dimensions, and the Qualified Teacher Status Standards.

In their lectures and seminars, trainee teachers are crammed with theories, concepts and applications, but the make-or-break experience is in school, where trainees really discover how to teach and what their strengths and weaknesses are. A mentor is the critical friend who makes that journey with the trainee and who adjusts targets and expectations to suit the individual trainee. This book aims to help mentors support trainees more effectively. It also allows mentors to demonstrate and to develop further the skills and expertise they draw on to support trainees.

The scenarios are grouped into three sections, each progressively less 'scaffolded' so that more experienced mentors can work on them more autonomously.

This book is a course requirement for Level 2 Mentor Development seminars at the University of Hertfordshire School of Education both in the UK and in Malaysia.

Dr Anne Punter is the Head of Initial Teacher Education Development and Partnership in the School of Education at the University of Hertfordshire. As such, she co-ordinates the training and assessment of trainee teachers on placements in schools, as well as facilitating the continuing professional development of many other qualified teachers. Mentor development is an important aspect of her work.

Published January 2007; 144pp; paperback