Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers
Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers

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Conclusion

Although the mentor and tutor role have distinctive functions, there are many aspects of the roles which are similar. Where the relationship between the two works best is where the similarities and differences are recognised and understood by tutor, mentor and student teacher. Successful initial teacher education relies on all partners working effectively together, to create an environment where student teachers can learn effectively by observing, questioning, discussing and critically reflecting on their experiences in a structured way to allow progress.

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