Maximising learning dialogues between workplace mentors and students undertaking professional field-based experiences

Smith, Andrew and Sanders, Marion and Norsworthy, Bev and Barthow, Suzzanne and Miles, Lynne M and Ozanne, Phillip and Weydeman, Cindy (2012) Maximising learning dialogues between workplace mentors and students undertaking professional field-based experiences. Project Report. Ako Aotearoa, Wellington, New Zealand. []

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Field‐based experience is an integral component of many pre-service professional preparation programmes. In these practicum placements, students are paired with a mentor who is usually an experienced practitioner. While placements are regarded as a highly significant contributor to the overall programme, research suggests that student experience and the resultant learning can be varied. Sanders’ 2008 doctoral research focused on the use of intentional interventions within practicum experiences in initial primary teacher training as a means of enriching learning dialogue, which is when the conversation between a supervisor/mentor and learner is characterised by genuine professional co‐enquiry. This study takes that work and extends it into degree programmes preparing students for early childhood education and for counselling.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords that describe the item:supervision, counselling, mentoring, teaching, field based experiences
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Schools > School of Social Development
ID Code:2220
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Deposited On:12 Dec 2012 20:53
Last Modified:12 Dec 2012 20:53

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