Transforming beginner teacher mentoring interventions for social reform

Show simple item record Smit, Tanya Du Toit, Pieter Hertzog 2016-09-08T11:43:09Z 2016-09-08T11:43:09Z 2016-08
dc.description.abstract This article reports on an investigation into the use of action research for beginner teachers’ professional development through the use of peer mentoring. Action research principles were applied by the mentor and the participating mentees/peers, forming a scholarly community of practice. The mentees were empowered to transform their teaching practice by applying the principles of Whole Brain® Learning (Herrmann, 1995) as a means to enact the role of facilitator and to take responsibility for developing scholarship of teaching, as it is aligned with the role of scholar and lifelong learner. The mentor (first author) who also was a beginner teacher at the time of the execution of the research project, had to enact the same roles with a view to transforming her mentorship practice, thereby enacting the role of transformative leader (Wolvaardt & Du Toit, 2012). Data collection methods included brain profiling and feedback questionnaires, observations, and video and photographic evidence. Some of the qualitative data collected by means of a feedback questionnaire are reported. Facilitating the mentoring programme offered the mentor the opportunity to develop professionally by using action research as a means to taking responsibility for her professional development per se. en_ZA
dc.description.department Humanities Education en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Smit, T & Du Toit, PH 2016, 'Transforming beginner teacher mentoring interventions for social reform', South African Journal of Education, vol. 36, no. 3, art. #1134, pp. 1-12. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3433 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.15700/saje.v36n3a1134
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Education Association of South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Action research en_ZA
dc.subject Learning styles en_ZA
dc.subject Mentoring practice en_ZA
dc.subject Professional development en_ZA
dc.subject Teaching practice en_ZA
dc.subject Teaching styles en_ZA
dc.subject Whole Brain® learning en_ZA
dc.subject Whole Brain® mentoring en_ZA
dc.subject Whole Brain® teaching en_ZA
dc.title Transforming beginner teacher mentoring interventions for social reform en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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