Share Paper: E-mentoring and novice teachers’ professional development: Program design and critical success factors

  1. Christina Spanorriga, University of Peloponnese, Greece
  2. Panagiotis Tsiotakis, University of Peloponnese, Greece
  3. Athanassios Jimoyiannis, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Thursday, June 28 11:15-11:45 AM Oost

Abstract: In recent years, e-mentoring has received increased interest with regards to teachers’ professional development, since it offers new possibilities for teacher support and guidance from distance that overcome space and time constraints. It is also expected that e-mentoring creates an open, flexible, supportive and reflective environment for teachers collective development. This paper presents the design and the implementation of an e-mentoring program for primary education teachers with low teaching experience, which lasted eleven weeks. Eight mentors with high teaching experience and enhanced qualifications, provided guidance and support to eighteen in-service teachers. The whole initiative was supported by e-learning methods through ...