A1 Journal article (refereed)
Running a hybrid : mingling in-service and pre-service teachers in peer-mentoring groups (2021)

Kiviniemi, U., Tynjälä, P., Heikkinen, H. L. T., & Martin, A. (2021). Running a hybrid : mingling in-service and pre-service teachers in peer-mentoring groups. European Journal of Teacher Education, 44(4), 555-571. https://doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2020.1766442

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsKiviniemi, Ulla; Tynjälä, Päivi; Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.; Martin, Anne

Journal or seriesEuropean Journal of Teacher Education



Publication year2021


Issue number4

Pages range555-571


Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/69192


his study examines a hybrid form of the Finnish Peer-Group Mentoring (PGM) merging student teachers and in-service teachers of different career stages in group meetings facilitated by an educated mentor. Experiences of the in-service participants were studied by interviewing them, and the data were analysed through thematic analysis. Four main themes were identified: 1) Enjoying group activities, 2) Personal professional development, 3) Attaching to the professional community and 4) Developing the teacher profession. The study shows that the hybrid model of peer-group mentoring enables opportunities for teacher learning that benefit both schools and teacher education institutions.

Keywordsteacher trainingcontinuing professional educationmentoringprofessional developmentlearning experiences

Free keywordsteacher education; mentoring; professional development; intergenerational learning; thematic analysis

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating2

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