Peer mentoring in higher education:a multidimensional approach to conceptualising the role of peer mentoring programmes in enhancing the first year undergraduate experience

Andrews, Jane and Clark, Robin (2009). Peer mentoring in higher education:a multidimensional approach to conceptualising the role of peer mentoring programmes in enhancing the first year undergraduate experience. IN: Society for Research in Higher Education Annual Conference. 2009-12-10 - 2009-12-12.

Abstract

Across the literature researchers agree that the concept of mentoring results in positive outcomes for both mentors and mentees alike (Enrich et al, 2004). From a pedagogical perspective, student focused mentoring activities in Higher Education are generally perceived to comprise dyadic or triadic relationships that encapsulate a diverse range of learning strategies and/or support mechanisms. Whilst there exists a significant amount of literature regarding the wider value of Peer Mentoring in Higher Education, there remains a notable gap in knowledge about the value of such programmes in enhancing the first year undergraduate experience and thus promoting a smooth transition to University. Using the emergent study findings of a large international project, a multidimensional conceptual framework bringing together the theoretical, conceptual and contextual determinants of Peer Mentoring is proposed. This framework makes a distinctive contribution to current pedagogical theory and practice – particularly in relation to the first year experience.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering Systems & Management
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering Education
Event Title: Society for Research in Higher Education Annual Conference
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2009-12-10 - 2009-12-12
Full Text Link: http://www.srhe ... tracts/0016.pdf
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Published Date: 2009-12
Authors: Andrews, Jane ( 0000-0003-0984-6267)
Clark, Robin

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