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Book: The Reflective Cycle of the Teaching Practicum

Chapter: Preparing for Teaching: Social Learning, Mentors and Observations

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.37269


This chapter highlights the pedagogical insights and practical benefits to be gained for novice teachers from observations of experienced teachers. It also explores the potential of follow-up dialogic reflective practice with peers, facilitated by experienced teachers acting as mentors. It uncovers the ways in which novice teachers can co-construct knowledge in collaboration with each other through post-observation guided reflective tasks.

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