Introduction: A Practical Guide to Mentoring in Physical Education

Susan Capel, Julia Lawrence

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book aims to support one in their professional learning and development as a mentor to enable them effectively to be able to support beginning physical education teachers to learn and develop towards becoming outstanding teachers. It discusses the practical application of a range of topics particularly relevant to mentoring beginning physical education teachers. As in teaching, there is basic knowledge, understanding and skills for mentoring. However, effective mentoring also requires the development of professional judgement in order to be able to adapt skills to meet the demands of a specific situation, to be able to use the right skill in the right way at the right time, to take account of the needs and abilities of each beginning physical education teacher.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMentoring Physical Education Teachers in the Secondary School
Subtitle of host publicationa practical guide
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781351671194
ISBN (Print)9781138059641
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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