Reverse Mentoring as Facilitating Factor for the Development of a Beginning Teacher’s Self-Authorship Process

Aldona Augustiniene, Nijole Ciuciulkiene

Abstract


The article deals with the concept of mentorship which may be enhanced with the idea of reverse mentoring, directed towards the self-authorship process of a beginning teacher. The research findings demonstrate that the mentees in reverse mentoring process have learned to confront their own prejudice about mentor experience priority and challenge senior persons’ attitudes, have become open in real learning environment, developed a dialogue with their mentor and got more self-reliant in their pedagogical solutions.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.81.3.5791


Keywords


beginning teacher; mentor; teacher-mentor; mentee; reverse mentoring; self-authorship; teacher education

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Print ISSN: 1392-0758
Online ISSN: 2029-7319