Bildungswissenschaften und akademisches Selbstverständnis in einer globalisierten Welt- Education and Academic Self-Concept in the Globalized World
Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg and Thomas Vogel
This volume presents a series of contributions from the XIX. International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training on the topic Educational Sciences in Search of Global Identity which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Heidelberg University of Education (Germany). Main topics of the conference were educational quality standards of Higher and Secondary Education. This kind of quality management relies on the acquisition of interactive competence in socialization and the educational sector. The development of these basic skills is prerequisite for achieving an identity in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.
Personal Competence in the Structure of Model of Mentor Competences and its Expression
Birutė Autukevičienė, Ona Monkevičienė
The article focuses on the problem of personal competence of mentor. The problematic place of personal competence of a teacher-trainee as well as mentor in strategic education documents is analysed. The authors discuss the most important components of mentor’s competence and his/her personal competence. The empiric research aims to identify the place of personal competence of a mentor in the structure of competence model considering its importance and expression of competences.
Keywords: mentor, personal competences, competence model, pre-school education
Mentor is an experienced educator, who facilitates professional development of a student and a novice teacher. The Lithuanian Regulations of Teacher Training (2007) defines a mentor as a supervisor of a student and a teacher to be: ‘Mentor is a pedagogue practitioner, who has accumulated experience and has completed trainings organised following the procedure approved by the Ministry of Education and Science; mentor provides methodological assistance to students during their teaching practice’. Only an experienced teacher working in the same level of education may be appointed a mentor of a pre-school and pre-primary teacher.
To provide a novice teacher with an efficient support, a mentor needs certain competences. The researchers refer to various competences that are of importance to a mentor: personal, social, information and communication, evaluation and expert assessment, managerial, adult teaching and consulting, professional practice organisation and reflection, didactic (Clutterbuck D., 2003; Podsen I. J., Denmark V....