A Tutoring Model for Promoting The Pedagogical-Disciplinary Skills of Prospective Teachers

Feb. 20, 2009

Source: Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, Volume 17, Issue 1 February 2009 , pages 67 - 82.

The paper presents a tutor-centered tutoring model. That model aims to develop and establish the pedagogical-disciplinary knowledge and skills of prospective teachers. The tutoring model and the research that accompanied its implementation are presented. The tutor-tutee pairs worked for two five-session cycles for two semesters, enabling prospective teachers to experience teaching situations by guiding the tutee through problem-solving processes. The sessions were based on difficulties that arose during the tutees' learning process. The research findings focus on the evaluation of the model by its participants - tutors, tutees and program coordinator. The findings also indicate that the main tutoring targets were achieved. This tutoring model was implemented with prospective computer science teachers; The authors suggest, however, that it is applicable in teacher preparation programs in other disciplines in which problem solving is inherent.

Updated: May. 04, 2009