What models of paired trainee placements in secondary ICT departments provide the kind of environment that enhances the quality of the placement and improves the mentoring process?

Vickery, Richard, Sharrock, John, Hurst, Ruth and Broadbridge, Judith (2011) What models of paired trainee placements in secondary ICT departments provide the kind of environment that enhances the quality of the placement and improves the mentoring process? In: British Educational Research Conference (BERA), 6-8 September 2011, Institute of Education, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The current study investigates different models of paired placements in schools concentrating on ICT trainees though the findings have implications for all teacher training programmes. A number of case-studies were carried out to investigate how paired placements are implemented in practice and to find out the views of trainees and school mentors about what is effective. The conclusions emphasise the importance of briefing the trainees and mentors about the expectations of this type of placement and a recommendation that, where possible, one mentor is responsible for both trainees to ensure a consistent approach. This does mean that the mentor will need more time as it is clear that as well as joint meetings the trainees need individual meetings at times. Whilst pairing in the first placement should, if possible, be the norm to encourage cooperative and collaborative working, in subsequent placements, the views of the trainees should be taken into account when arranging paired placements. Overall the study emphasises the need for guidance to be provided to mentors to help them organise and implement paired placements.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Non-Initial Teacher Education (Non-ITE)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
SWORD Depositor: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 15:16
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2018 12:16
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3767

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