Vitae – poll results & resources

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 […]

Literature list

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. & […]

Peer mentoring – recap

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 […]

Book on experiential learning

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 […]

New PAL website

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!

Drawing to learn

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 […]