New book on mentoring

This looks very interesting… The Student’s guide to peer mentoring: Get more from your university experience by Louise Frith, Gina May, Amanda Pocklington (2017 Palgrave) There are many different reasons for students to become a peer mentor. Perhaps you are looking to enhance your CV, or simply to help others? Whatever your motivations,  this book will […]

What young people want

An interesting article exploring what young people want in terms of their education (something which is rarely explored these days): 6 Tips on the Future of Learning from Actual Teenage Exponential Thinkers How these you people want education to be: Make it about ME Let’s DO things Don’t ditch me in an online course Be my […]

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: Palsgrave. Antonietti, A., Confalonieri, E. & Marchetti, A. (2014). Reflective thinking in educational settings: A cultural framework. Cambridge: […]

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!

Second special edition on academic peer learning

Just published… Special Edition: Academic Peer Learning (Part II) Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education Peer Learning in Higher Education has seen significant growth in the UK and internationally over the last decade and there have been many innovative developments of models that use higher year peers to support the academic and personal development […]