Projects & Grants
|Mgr. Slavomíra Klimszová, Ph.D.
|9/2020 - 8/2023
|The focus on the quality of education and related to it teacher competences and teacher education is a vital and broadly discussed issue not only in the Central European region but in many countries all over the world. One of its aspects is practical training of will-be teachers and introduction of novice teachers into their profession which in much extent depends on the quality of their supervising teacher, i.e. mentor teacher. As practical experience show, though the position of mentor teacher is legislatively recognized in many countries, the mentor teachers are in most cases not adequately trained for this position. Out of the countries from which the institutions involved in the project are, mentors have been supported within their life-long professional development in Hungary only. The partners in the project are 6 HEIs from 4 countries: SK - Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra and J. Selye University in Komarno, CZ - Ostrava University and University of Economics in Prague, HU - K. Eszterhazy University in Eger, RS - University of Novi Sad. All the institutions have long-lasting experience and expertise in teacher training and communication with mentors responsible for teaching practice of will-be-teachers and induction phase of novices. Analyses of the gained experience have shown that appointing mentors is done ad hoc and they lack any support or training to perform well in this position. That is why the partners have decided to tackle the topic of mentor training and use their expertise as well as share the experience of Hungarian colleagues with the issue.