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Mentoring jako prostředek podpory profesního učení studentů učitelství a učitelů

Title in English Mentoring as a way to support the professional learning of teaching students and teachers


Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Pedagogická orientace
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords professional learning; teacher education; mentoring; research on mentoring
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Description The introductory part discusses the phenomenon of mentoring as an instrument of professional development of both teachers and student teachers. Theoretical foundations and key concepts necessary for the understanding of the research on mentoring are presented. The main aim of the study is the presentation of qualitative research on the context and conditions of successful mentoring and possible barriers inhibiting mentoring cooperation. These findings are explored in light of the context of the aim to increase professionalization of the teaching profession and support lifelong professional development. The study identifies key aspects of mentoring, such as mentor’s feedback skills and mentee’s reflective competence, as well self-esteem of the mentor and cooperative school culture. The paper concludes with a summary of main benefits of mentoring for beginner teachers, student teachers, experienced teacher, school improvement and schooling in general.
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