Mentors’ views on challenges faced – and lessons learnt – while mentoring mathematics student teachers in FE during the Covid-19 lockdowns

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Education systems globally went into a state of emergency when COVID- 19 struck, and there was no choice but to go online in teaching and initial teacher education including mentoring. During this challenging period, education systems learnt much which could be beneficial thereafter. In this paper, I report findings of the analysis of ten questionnaire and seven follow up interview responses to two questions: What are the challenges of mentoring mathematics student teachers during COVID? What have you learnt which you think could be carried post COVID? Following thematic analysis, nine themes emerged but due to space limitations, four themes; teamwork, digital technology, mathematics needs physical demonstration, and recording lessons and meetings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
PublisherBritish Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


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