Understanding mentoring of new teachers: Communicative and strategic practices in Australia and Finland

A1 Journal article (refereed)

Internal Authors/Editors

Publication Details

List of Authors: Hannu L.T. Heikkinen, Jane Wilkinson, Jessica Aspfors, Laurette Bristol
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Teaching and Teacher Education
Volume number: 71
Start page: 1
End page: 11
eISSN: 1879-2480


The study examines the practices of mentoring of new teachers in Finland and Australia.
•The study's aim was to reflect on how mentors and mentees understood mentoring as a social practice.
•Five mentoring categories emerged: opening up, facilitating, counselling, guiding and leading.
•Educators need to be more explicit about differing aims, goals and values of mentoring.
•Good mentoring is about balancing communicative and strategic action.

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