Mentoring T4 EDUC4049

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The aims of the mentoring course will be to benefit both the mentor and the junior student.
(1) Mentoring will enable the students to reinforce their own learning thus helping them understand the subject better. There is no better way of learning a topic than being required to explain it to someone else. This is particularly relevant for those students who are going to be teachers, because they will gain extra experience in tutoring their subject.
(2) This is an opportunity for students who have enjoyed and benefited from their degree courses and wish to offer something in return.
(3) Those students being assisted will have help at hand when staff are unavailable and will be able to develop relationships with their peers from other years.

Assessment

The student will keep a diary of his/her mentoring experience. A short synopsis of each meeting should be recorded, along with reflections on the process and the student's own learning and then the completed diary along with a report on the mentoring process will be submitted at the end of the session.
The report should include reflections on the student's own progress and growth during the period of mentoring along with an account of the experience itself.
Log book and reflections - 80%
Report - 20%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of the mentoring course will be to benefit both the mentor and the junior student.
(1) Mentoring will enable the students to reinforce their own learning thus helping them understand the subject better. There is no better way of learning a topic than being required to explain it to someone else. This is particularly relevant for those students who are going to be teachers, because they will gain extra experience in tutoring their subject.
(2) This is an opportunity for students who have enjoyed and benefited from their degree courses and wish to offer something in return.
(3) Those students being assisted will have help at hand when staff are unavailable and will be able to develop relationships with their peers from other years.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: