Growing through mentoring: An activity based inquiry into mentor teachers knowledge and practices (Mentor Growth)

Research project
Active research
Project period
2022 - ongoing
Project owner
Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies

Short description

This aim of this project is to identify and analyse the professional development benefits experienced by teachers when mentoring student teachers during the practicum.

More information 

Most studies on the practicum focus on what benefits are provided to student teachers. Through a predominantly quantitative research design, mentor teachers in all Swedish primary teacher education programs will be surveyed through a mixed-item questionnaire. The findings are expected to contribute to establishing more effective mentorship processes and activities for further professional growth for practicing teachers.

Additionally the findings will offer recommendations to improve the collaboration between universities and schools in relation to making the practicum more meaningful for all teachers’ professional development.