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Peer mentoring program: empirical evidence from South Pacific region

Chand, Anand and Singh, Roshila and Chand, Ashyineet (2017) Peer mentoring program: empirical evidence from South Pacific region. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14 (8). pp. 43-54. ISSN 1550-6908

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Abstract

This paper explores the advantages and disadvantages arising from the senior peer mentoring programme at the University of the South Pacific. The research findings reveal the following as the main advantages of the peer mentoring programme: increase in the number of students who are attending sessions in the programme, the number of mentees who manage to pass their courses is relatively high; and peer mentoring has assisted possible failing students to get a minimum pass grade (C grade) after attending the peer mentoring sessions. The disadvantages are: the programme is not sustainable for high achieving students (A or A+ grades); peer mentoring programme has low popularity with mentees from certain disciplines, and students undertaking courses which do not have mentors are disadvantaged. This paper, by examining the senior peer mentoring programme at the University of the South Pacific, contributes to existing literature on student learning support mechanisms.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)
Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 09:47
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 09:47
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10535
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