Mentor.ning for Pre-Service Teachers on Placement in Rural and Regional Schools
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Hanewald, R. (2011). Mentor.ning for Pre-Service Teachers on Placement in Rural and Regional Schools. In S. Barton et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn 2011 (pp. 1801-1805). AACE.
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During July and August 2010 a ‘ning’ was offered to 34 pre-service teachers undertaking practicum in rural and regional schools in Victoria, Australia. This online social networking tool was chosen to provide a forum for mentoring of trainee teachers on field experience in rural areas. It aimed to overcome their feelings of loneliness while on teaching rounds in remote or isolated areas, facilitate interaction with their peers and thus foster a sense of connectedness, engagement with a community of practice and support on their professional learning journey. The findings of this project indicate that introduction and integration of emerging technologies has to be well in advance of the actual placement in any school experience to ensure that technological, pragmatic and communication management issues can be addressed.
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