Mentoring for Effective Teaching
Teacher education is a partnership between universities and schools. Teacher education programs consist of university studies and field experiences or practicums. The university component provides preservice teachers with theoretical and practical knowledge for teaching while practicum gives preservice teachers an opportunity to apply this learning in the classroom context. Hence, the role of the mentor teacher (cooperating classroom teacher) is pivotal in the preservice teacher's development. The mentor’s role cannot be haphazard but needs to be planned and purposeful to maximise the development of the preservice teacher.
TEDD has been made possible through funding from the Australian Government (DEEWR) and the commitment and
dedication of staff and students from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane North Institute
of TAFE (BNIT), and Education Queensland school executives and teachers.
Our Professional Learning Community.
This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.