School of Education
Mentoring a Student Teacher
Qualification / Course Information
5 Saturdays / Block Sessions / 25 Contact Hours
15 SACE PD points upon successful completion
Musgrave (Durban), Centurion (Pretoria) & Waterfall (Midrand)
As a mentor, a teacher’s job is to share the knowledge, experience and passion for teaching.
The course introduces mentor teachers to important mentoring concepts and practices; offers expert advice on how to inspire and motivate student teachers; discuss ways to confidently guide and assist student teachers with lesson planning and preparation; discuss how to model and encourage the development of appropriate professional and interpersonal behaviour and explain the assessment process and the various documents used by the Teaching Practice Department.
Unit 1: The qualities of teachers and mentors
Unit 2: The mentoring process
Unit 3: Strategies for successful mentoring
Unit 4: Reflective practice, feedback and evaluation
Unit 5: Leaving a legacy: My mentoring philosophy