Academic Peer Learning is a network to support the community of practice focused on diverse academic peer learning. Their aim is: Empower and engage the students we work with to make a sustained, positive impact through their academic peer learning practice Raise the profile of academic peer learning, including contributing to national and international developments […]
Although published in 2013, this article highlights the benefits of using undergraduate peer-tutors to support academic writing not just with peers but postgraduates as well as members of staff : Apologia for Undergraduate Peer-tutors in writing by Lawrence Cleary As you may assume… …one claim that I have heard from individuals in my own institution […]
Helen Webb gives insight into her Science/Biology teaching practice (Outstanding Classrooms) on her blog Helen Webb including insights into being a student herself (MA Education) and CPD Teacher Packages. For Student Mentors, the following articles seem particularly useful: Strategies to improve students’ independent study skills Feedback How do you know your students are learning?
Building community with peer mentors This initiative employs peer mentors to run a large writing course for college freshman. ‘… mentors write alongside the students, read alongside the students, and sometimes complain about the work alongside the students. They function as peers, near-peers, more capable peers, and sometimes as instructors’. There’s also a Theory & Practice […]
As outlined in another post – see here – in a peer mentoring relationship it is important to end the mentor/mentee relationship positively. For this years cohort of mentors and mentees, we planned a ‘social event’ where they both could give each other feedback – and celebrate what they have achieved. The event turned out […]
Here are some tips written by a mentor for other mentors: Peer mentoring involves not only assisting but sometimes that of coaching and counselling. There are many do’s and don’ts involved with mentoring. Some of the key points of don’ts is firstly, do not dis-way an opinion of a positive nature: for example giving your opinion on […]
When mentoring, it is important to develop a relationship with mentees – and also to exchange information. One way of doing this is over email. One group of mentors has managed to this particularly well. They send emails to their mentees on a regular basis – both to prepare them for the mentoring session as […]