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

  • Aldona Augustiniene Kaunas University of Technology
  • Nijole Ciuciulkiene Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: beginning teacher, mentor, teacher-mentor, mentee, reverse mentoring, self-authorship, teacher education

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

Published
2013-11-27
Section
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT OF THE PRESENT AND POTENTIAL SUBJECTS IN EDUCATION ON NATIONAL LEVELS