EDTS607 Mentoring for Professional Learning and Development
This unit focuses upon extending the knowledge and skills of school leaders and experienced teachers in the areas of supervision and mentoring. The unit is designed to ensure that the participant has an informed understanding of the similarities and differences between supervision and mentoring. The roles and skills for effective mentoring will be explored against the backdrop of the domains of teaching as identified by State and National Institutes of Teachers and current educational practice. Participants will investigate techniques and processed involved in establishing mentoring programs that are based upon informed decision making through the collection and analysis of data, which is then interpreted through integration with research on best practice.
Particular reference will be made to preservice teachers, induction and retention of beginning and experienced teachers against a standards framework of professional accountability and practice.