Vitae has published poll results, case studies and resources related to mentoring and coaching for researchers. Their definition of mentoring is interesting, especially as it relates to coaching (and the similarities/differences between the two): What do we mean by coaching and mentoring – and what’s the difference? The purpose of both coaching and mentoring is to help […]
Allen, T. D. & Ebv, L. T. (eds.) (2010). The Blackwell handbook of mentoring: a multiple perspective approach. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Andreanoff, J. (2016). Coaching and mentoring in higher education: A step-by-step guide to exemplary practice. London: Palgrave Booth, S. & Marton, F. (1997). Learning and awareness. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Brockbank, A. & […]
This is the brilliant work of first year Education Studies, Education & Social Policy and Education Studies & English Literature students at London Metropolitan University (UK) completed in the last two years with the help of second year mentors. Have a look – to see what is possible when different year groups work together. November […]
I have just discovered a book which seems a relevant read for everyone working in education. The book – Learning and Awareness by Ference Marton and Shirley Booth (1997) – explores experiences of learning. This book stems from more than 25 years of systematic research into the experience of learning undertaken by a research team […]
See (and read) what an education researcher says about the use of digital technology: Sugata Mitra 2008 2010 2013 And a critical Guardian article discussing his work.
The University of Brunel has created a new PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) website. It includes 4 short promotional videos with staff and students looking at: What is PAL? PAL for students Being a PAL Leader PAL for Academics Have a look!
A new study confirms… If you need to remember something, then make a drawing! As outlined in the article ‘Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds‘ and argued in Wammes et al.’s (2016) study on ‘The drawing effect‘: ‘…drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy […]