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ERIC Number: EJ958231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Mentoring in TGfU Teaching: Mutual Engagement of Pre-Service Teachers, Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors
Wang, Lijuan; Ha, Amy
European Physical Education Review, v18 n1 p47-61 Feb 2012
This study aims to examine the approaches used in mentoring and investigate the interactions occurring between pre-service teachers and mentors during the mentoring process. The study is placed in the context of the implementation of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). The theoretical framework of this study was based on situated learning theory. Written artefacts and interview transcripts were collected from ten pre-service teachers, nine cooperating teachers and three university supervisors. Findings indicate that although a hierarchy mentoring model is adopted by mentors to supervise the teaching of pre-service teachers, interactions occur between pre-service teachers and mentors during the mentoring process in TGfU teaching. According to the perspective of pre-service teachers, university supervisors assisted them in acquiring a better understanding and facilitating the teaching of TGfU, although some suggestions are idealistic. The mentoring from cooperating teachers did not focus on TGfU teaching due to their limited knowledge of the subject. From the perspective of mentors, the mentoring in TGfU teaching resulted in their own professional growth. Based on the findings, we suggest that situated learning theory and the mentoring model be modified and developed further.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong