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Pages: 3739-3750
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain

MENTOR’S REFLECTION DURING THE INTERNSHIP FOR ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHING

S.W. Lin, J.R. Wang

National Pingtung University of Education (TAIWAN)
This study explored a mentor’s reflection during the internship for elementary science teaching. The collaborative action research was used to improve the quality of mentoring. A professor of a teacher college and four mentors worked in a group for two years to explore the mentoring situation and problems, to design and to tryout different strategies accompany with different inventories or guides for solution, to use professional standards for science teaching and mentoring to guide mentoring, and to implement self-directed mentoring in the last research cycle. Researchers collected the field notes of meetings, mentor interviews, and mentoring journals to explore one key mentor’s reflection and changes. Triangulation was used to enhance the validity. It was found that the mentor’s reflection foci were on his mentees’ classroom management and pedagogical content knowledge. The theorizing reflection was dominant. The research group interactions and the challenges from mentees were the major factors inducing the mentor’s higher level reflection. The mentor gradually made the meaning, set the standard for mentoring competence, and built his own mentoring strategies and style.


@InProceedings{LIN2009MEN,
author = {Lin, S.W. and Wang, J.R.},
title = {MENTOR’S REFLECTION DURING THE INTERNSHIP FOR ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHING},
series = {3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2009 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-612-7578-6},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {9-11 March, 2009},
year = {2009},
pages = {3739-3750}}
TY - CONF
AU - S.W. Lin AU - J.R. Wang
TI - MENTOR’S REFLECTION DURING THE INTERNSHIP FOR ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHING
SN - 978-84-612-7578-6/2340-1079
PY - 2009
Y1 - 9-11 March, 2009
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2009 Proceedings
SP - 3739
EP - 3750
ER -
S.W. Lin, J.R. Wang (2009) MENTOR’S REFLECTION DURING THE INTERNSHIP FOR ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHING, INTED2009 Proceedings, pp. 3739-3750.
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