Mentoring in Educational Contexts (EDUF3028)

UNIT OF STUDY

Mentoring is increasingly used to assist in transitional educational situations such as the transition to teaching, transition from primary to high school and transition from junior to senior school. Mentoring provides the mentor with the opportunity to make meaning of their experiences and to share these experiences with the mentee. Mentoring provides the mentee with support, guidance and challenge within the unfamiliar community of practice they are entering. In educational contexts mentoring as theory and practice has assumed critical importance in introducing pre-service teachers to the professional practice of teaching. This unit of study examines mentoring in schools and universities and other organisational structures. Students use a range of sociological theories and constructs in order to develop a critical understanding of mentoring as professional practice and to devise a mentor programme suitable for implementation in an educational setting of their own choosing.

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Classes

1x1-hr lecture/wk for 9wks, 1x2-hr seminar/wk for 9wks

Assessment

seminar presentation (20%) and 2500wd seminar paper (40%) and 2500wd essay (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

42 credit points

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