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Title: 'There's more than one way to skin a cat': Reflecting on mentoring models in the 'More Leaps' project - with apologies to cats and cat lovers
Contributor(s): Morgan, Anne-Marie  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: The 'More Leaps' project provided leading languages teachers in Australia the opportunity to work with a suite of professional learning materials and with colleagues in a collaborative inquiry community, aimed at exploring models of mentoring and developing improved leadership skills. Each participant developed a mentoring inquiry project, and these were individually tailored to meet the needs of individuals in their particular professional contexts. The range of models developed is explored in this paper, with analysis of the variety of models, and the emphasis on collaborative inquiry, as engaged reflexive praxis. In illustrating that there is more than one way to approach mentoring, the models provide illuminating insights into potential for all languages teachers to work with colleagues in collaborative and complementary ways, to improve individual practice and the leadership skills of the profession, and to support sustainable outcomes for long-term engagement in languages education in Australia.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Babel, 48(1), p. 30-38
Publisher: Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0005-3503
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 200399 Language Studies not elsewhere classified
130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 470399 Language studies not elsewhere classified
390108 LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930201 Pedagogy
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160303 Teacher and instructor development
160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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