Running a hybrid : mingling in-service and pre-service teachers in peer-mentoring groups
Kiviniemi, Ulla; Tynjälä, Päivi; Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.; Martin, Anne (2020). Running a hybrid : mingling in-service and pre-service teachers in peer-mentoring groups. European Journal of Teacher Education, Early online. DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2020.1766442
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his study examines a hybrid form of the Finnish Peer-Group Mentoring (PGM) merging student teachers and in-service teachers of different career stages in group meetings facilitated by an educated mentor. Experiences of the in-service participants were studied by interviewing them, and the data were analysed through thematic analysis. Four main themes were identified: 1) Enjoying group activities, 2) Personal professional development, 3) Attaching to the professional community and 4) Developing the teacher profession. The study shows that the hybrid model of peer-group mentoring enables opportunities for teacher learning that benefit both schools and teacher education institutions.