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Mentoring for Effective Teaching

The Australian award-winning Mentoring for Effective Teaching (MET) program (Office of Learning and Teaching, 2013) develops mentoring skills for advancing early-career teachers' practices with an emphasis on student differentiated learning. Teacher education is a partnership between universities and schools. Hence, the role of the mentor teacher (cooperating classroom teacher) is pivotal to the early-career teacher's development.  The mentor’s role cannot be haphazard but needs to be planned and purposeful to maximise the development of our future teachers. 

For more than 10 years, the Mentoring for Effective Teaching (MET) program has been developed through extensive research, and in the last five years with further input from principals, teachers and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) academics.  The program aims to enhance the quality of early-career teachers (preservice teachers and beginning teachers) by developing proactive mentoring practices.
The award-winning MET program (also endorsed by the BOSTES at the highly accomplished level in line with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers) allows mentor teachers to gain insights into mentoring by analysing current practices and attributes deemed successful for mentoring early-career teachers (i.e., preservice teachers and beginning teachers).  The endorsement includes the following:

Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Education.

Scope of Endorsement - BOSTES endorsement at the Highly-Accomplished career level:

  • 4.3.5, 5.3.4, 5.3.5, 5.3.6, 6.3.1, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 7.3.4, 7.3.5
For Mentor Training (Nationally and Internationally)
Interested teachers can become MET trained for mentoring early-career teachers in their schools. Mentor teachers who undertake the 10 hour face-to-face coursework (held over two days) receive a MET certificate with 10 hours coursework indicated for professional development purposes and MET resources.
If you would like to find out more, please contact:
Associate Professor Peter Hudson on pb.hudson@qut.edu.au (Ph. 0431091583) 
Dr Sue Hudson Sue.Hudson@scu.edu.au (Ph. 0432147776)

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.
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This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.