The Peer-Mentoring-Programme for Pre-service Teachers

You can participate in the “Peer-Mentoring-Programme” either in your first semester as a mentee or in a later semester as a peer-mentor.


What does “Peer-Mentoring” stand for at the Leibniz University Hannover?

Mentoring is a tool for personal development. In the context of a mentoring relationship, an experienced person (mentor) advises a less-experienced person (mentee) over an extended period of time. In our programme, the mentors belong to the same peer-group as their mentees – here the group of pre-service teachers. This way our mentees have contact with someone who can help and advise them on equal terms.

As a mentee

If you would like  assistance in the first phase of your teacher education, you can apply as a mentee for this programme. You will then be part of a group of other pre-service teachers who, under the guidance of a peer-mentor, will intensively engage with you about the teacher profession and reflect on their own vocational expectations and expertise.

As a mentor

Later on in your degree, you may also become a peer-mentor yourself – of course, this is also possible if you have previously been a mentee. You can receive a credit points for this participation, in which the development of personal and social skills are at the forefront. In addition you can also extend your method repertoire through the acquisition of consultation techniques.



Why you should participate in the programme

If you’re a mentee, you will

… quickly get to know other pre-service teachers.

… have contact with a peer who can give you helpful tips about your degree.

… be supported in whatever questions and crises you may face.

… gain insight into the teaching profession from the very beginning.

… have the option to review your choice of degree.

… reflect on the different situations you will encounter as a teacher.

… get the opportunity to pick up various coping strategies.

 

What will you gain from participating?

Participants in the programme will be awarded 2 LPs in Key Competencies for the Module “General Competencies for the Promotion of Employability”.

Alexandra Krüger, M. Ed.
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Alexandra Krüger, M. Ed.
Address
Appelstraße 9
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
112