Mentoring in Profession and Education (ViPU)’s role is to initiate, coordinate and support research activities internally and lead the work in national and international research networks. The research group has about 25 active members working on an estimated 15 projects in the form of research and publication at levels 1 and 2 and presentations at national and international conferences.
Mentoring as a research field
The research field is mentoring as a strategy for teaching and learning in teacher education, in professional communities and for newly qualified teachers and kindergarten teachers.
Mentoring as a research field is closely related to professional education and professional work. ViPU therefore has a close collaboration with the Academic Group for mentoring at USN, whose most important tasks are to teach in mentor educations and theoretical and practical quality development of the field.