This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 28 number 2,
Author(s): Corinne van Velzen, Monique Volman, Mieke Brekelmans, and Simone White, "Guided Work-Based Learning: Sharing Practical Teaching Knowledge with Student Teachers", Pages 229–239, Copyright Elsevier (February 2012)
This study focused on the guidance of student teachers by means of a mentoring approach aimed at sharing practical knowledge, with student teachers’ learning needs as an emphasis.
The approach was built on collaborative lesson planning, enactment, and evaluation.
The study followed three triads: student teacher, mentor, school-based teacher educator.
The study also examined participants’ appreciation of the effectiveness of the approach and their perception of relevant conditions.
The approach was considered effective: deeper conversations appeared and new issues emerged earlier than in regular mentoring conversations