ERIC Number: ED477050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Students as Faculty Mentors: Reversing the Role of Teacher and Learner.
Lathem, Sandra A.; Parker, Holly Buckland; Morris, Joyce L.; Deyo, Adam; Agne, Russell M.
When it comes to understanding and using information technology, today's pre-service education students often know more about technology than their college professors or their field-based teachers in K-12 classrooms. University and K-12 faculty members, on the other hand, know more about teaching and learning than pre-service students and less about technology. By bringing these two groups together as student mentor-faculty pairs, both students and faculty members benefit from the expertise of the other. This paper describes how the Faculty Mentor Program developed at the University of Vermont (an initiative of the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology, or PT3, Implementation Grant) brings education students and university faculty together to support new ways of learning for both groups. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Program Development, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.