The learning experiences of teachers in their first attempts as mentors

Swee Eng Audrey LIM

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This paper will focus on the findings of an analysis of mentor teachers’ journals, field notes and reflections. These data provide insights on the characteristics of mentors in the process of learning to become mentors, such as their attitudinal orientations, reactions and thoughts about interpersonal experience and their self-awareness skills as mentors. They were generally helpful and approachable, flexible and sensitive to the feelings of others.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006


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Lim, A. (2006, November). The learning experiences of teachers in their first attempts as mentors. Teachers' professional development: Characteristics of mentors, dialogue between mentors and proteges, language teachers' professional development. Symposium conducted at the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference 2006: Educational Research, Policy and Practice in an Era of Globalization, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.


  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development