T4T4T was a Ministry of Education-funded 15-month pilot project undertaken during the 2004 academic year. It was a web-supported professional development community designed specifically for groups of tertiary teachers working within four Canterbury tertiary institutions.
Many of these tertiary teachers had limited formal teacher training or expertise. Trained mentors from four institutions provided professional support for the teachers in the project. Each mentor selected and invited small groups into the T4T4T community and throughout the project guided participants in the process of developing and sharing an action research-based, reflective approach to their own professional development. The emphasis of the project was on:
As well as conducting the pilot, CORE Education coordinated the mentor-researchers and facilitated the internal research component of the programme. The main findings of the evaluation were as follows:
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