The aim of the School mentoring model is to foster the adoption of digital innovation at school level. The focus is on teachers’ understanding of digital technology and practices to implement technology in a pedagogically meaningful way. The model promotes teachers’ professional learning with peers and school management to create the culture and practices for evidence-informed implementation of digital innovation. The model is created in the iHub4Schools project (2021-2023).
School mentoring model includes the following elements:
a) Conceptual model (what to mentor) targeting researchers, school leaders and policy makers to conceptualize digitally innovative school that fosters school-level peer-learning and mentoring;
b) Dynamic process model (how to mentor) targeting school leaders, teachers, mentors and teacher trainers by providing a model of organising development processes in schools.
c) Individual methods (which methods to use) providing descriptions of practical methods that can be used to implement school-level digital innovation through peer learning and evidence-based development. The methods can be used as toolbox tools from which mentors and schools choose the appropriate approaches based on the needs and goals.
Dynamic Process Model