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Title: Insights into a critical friend practice: Closing reflections
Contributor(s): Betlem, Elisabeth C  (creator)
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Traditionally the professional development of mentors is largely driven by researchers taking on the role of leader or facilitator of workshops or group sessions. This role in the mentor literature is rarely conceptualised beyond: providing support, meeting and liaising with or leading the group. Working as a critical friend in a participatory action research with teacher mentors I explored and postulated this role as part of my identity as a researcher, artist and educator. "Insights into the critical friend practice: Closing reflections" is a digital presentation of eleven abstract collaged images interspersed with text, which act as a vehicle to communicate my professional growth and learning from working as a critical friend with teacher mentors. Embodied in the work are culminating reflections of my emerging identity as a critical friend to teacher mentors. To add to the current mentoring and critical friend research literature it concludes with a conceptualisation of the critical friend who supported the professional growth of mentors (beginning or experienced teachers) while working in a participatory action research as a contextualised professional development. This conceptualisation provides a model for other researchers, who professionally develop mentors.
Publication Type: Recorded/rendered Creative Works - Digital Creative Work
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
390305 Professional education and training
360602 Fine arts
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 130103 The creative arts
280122 Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
Format: 1 digital creative work
HERDC Category Description: Z13 Recorded/Rendered creative works - Digital creative work
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