Bailey, Wayne and Schoch, Judith (2011) Subject Specialist Mentors in the Lifelong Learning Sector: The Subject Specialist Mentor Model; is it working? A case study approach. Teaching in lifelong learning: a journal to inform and improve practice, 3 (1). pp. 4-15. ISSN 2040-0993
- Published Version
This short article explores whether using a mentoring model supports our Subject Specialist Mentors (SSMs) with their role of mentoring trainees on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses. Although there are many mentoring models to choose from, our model is based around mentoring within the Lifelong Learning Sector (LLS) where trainees need support for their subject specialism as well as their generic teaching skills. The main focus is the use of coaching and mentoring skills taking into consideration guiding, supporting and challenging the trainee during the lifetime of the mentor/trainee relationship. The SSMs found that using our model as a tool helped to structure meetings and to ensure that the trainee had the necessary support to enable them to become proficient, competent subject specialist teachers. In conclusion, it was found that there is a need for the use of a model or a framework to help the Subject Specialist Mentor (SSM) with such an important role.▼ Jump to Download Statistics
|Subjects:||L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
|Schools:||School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group
Arksey, H., Knight, P. (1999) Interviewing For Social Scientists. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
Bailey, W., Blamires, C., Dixon, L., Robinson., D. (2010) ‘Mentoring in Teacher Education’, In Avis, J. et al (eds.) Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice, pp. 199 – 206. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.
Bailey, W., Schoch, J. (2010) ‘Subject Specialist Mentors in the Lifelong Learning Sector: who needs them?’, Teaching In Lifelong Learning: A Journal To Inform And Improve Practice Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 5 - 14. http://dx.doi.org/10.5920/till.2010.215.
Bray, L., Nettleton, P. (2007) ‘Assessor or Mentor? Role Confusion In Professional Education’, Nurse Education Today Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 848 - 855. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2006.11.006
Brockbank, A. (2006) Facilitating Reflective Learning Through Mentoring and Coaching. London: Kogan Page Limited.
Butcher, J. (2002) ‘A Case for Mentor Challenge? The Problem of Learning to Teach Post-16’, Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 197 – 220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1361126022000037042
Butcher, J. (2003) ‘Sink Or Swim: Learning To Teach Post-16 On An 11-18 Postgraduate Certificate In Education’, Teacher Development Vol. 7, No 1, pp. 31 - 57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13664530300200185
Clutterbuck, D., Sweeney, J. (2005) ‘Coaching And Mentoring’, Clutterbuck Associates: http://www.clutterbuckassociates.co.uk [accessed 1 April 2011].
Clutterbuck, D. (2004) Everyone Needs A Mentor; Fostering Talent On Your Organisation (4th ed.). London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Connor, M., Pokora, J. (2007) Coaching And Mentoring At Work: Developing Effective Practice. Maidenhead: Magraw-Hill.
Cox, E. (2005) ‘For Better, For Worse: The Mating Process In Formal Mentoring Schemes’, Mentoring and Tutoring Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 403 - 414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13611260500177484
Cunningham, B. (2004) ‘Some Have Mentoring Thrust Upon Them: The Element Of Choice In Mentoring In A PCET Environment’, Research in Post Compulsory Education Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 271 - 282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13596740400200179
Daloz, L. (1986) Effective Teaching And Mentoring: Realizing The Transformational Power Of Adult Learning Experiences. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Gray, D. (2009) Research in the real world (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.
Greenbaum, T. (2000) ‘Focus Groups’, Advertising Age Vol. 71, No. 7, p.34.
Halai, A. (2006) ‘Mentoring In-Service Teachers: Issues Of Role Diversity’, Teaching and Teacher Education Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 700 - 710. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2006.03.007
Hennissen, P., Crasborn, F., Brouwer, N., Korthage, F., Bergen, T. (2008) ‘Mapping Mentor Teachers’ Roles In Mentoring Dialogues’, Educational Research Review Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 168 - 186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2008.01.001
Koeppen, K., McKay, J, (2000) ‘Who is Telemachus? Long-term Mentoring in Education’, Teacher Development Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 425-435.
McNally, P., Martin, S. (1998) ‘Support And Challenge In Learning To Teach: The Role Of The Mentor’, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 39 – 50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359866980260104
Megginson, D., Clutterbuck, D. (2005) Techniques For Coaching And Mentoring. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.
Newby, P. (2010) Research Methods for Education. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.
Orland-Barak, L., Yinon, H. (2005) ‘Sometimes A Novice And Sometimes An Expert: Mentors’ Professional Expertise As Revealed Through Their Stories Of Critical Incidents’, Oxford Review of Education Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 557 - 578. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054980500355468
Wallace, S., Gravells, J. (2007) Mentoring, (2nd ed.). Exeter: Learning Matters.
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||20 Sep 2011 12:01|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2015 20:53|
Downloads per month over past year
Repository Staff Only: item control page