EEL406 Mentors and Mentoring (8)
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The role of mentoring in leadership and teacher development is now highly regarded as an effective professional development tool. This subject recognises the importance of this process and provides a theoretical framework to assess current literature in the area and understand its applications in an international context. Students will build on their theoretical understandings to design and implement mentoring programs in their work situation. This process will have particular emphasis on the role of principals in staff and collegial professional development. The work embedded nature of this process will contribute to leadership effectiveness based on sound conceptual understandings. The evaluation of such programs is a key element of the subject. Students will develop their skills in their role as a leader of a mentoring process, as a mentor, and as a recipient of this mode of support. Students will study selected and structured mentoring programs both locally and internationally.