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Title:A survey of Bindura University of Science Education: student teachers' perceptions of the mentoring model of teaching practice
Author:Nyaumwe, LovemoreISNI
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:teacher education
Abstract:This study investigates Bindura University student teachers' perceptions of the mentoring model of teaching practice that they went through with a view to improving future mentoring programmes for student teachers from this university and similar institutions in Zimbabwe. It focuses on student teachers' perceptions of the guidance they received in developing professional skills. 44 final-year Bachelor of Science Education students and 24 mentors provided data for the study. The results show that pre and post lesson conferences with mentors enable student teachers to develop new insights into their lessons and improve their reflective practices. The study concludes that mentoring is an effective way of initiating student teachers into school practice. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]