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Some Insights into a Peer Mentoring Programme

Singh, Roshila (2016) Some Insights into a Peer Mentoring Programme. [Conference Proceedings]

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    Abstract

    This article is an effort to describe an evaluation outcome of the Senior Peer Mentoring Programme in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at the University of the South Pacific. The FBE Senior Peer Mentoring programme adopted peer engagement methods from an internationally accredited programme, namely the Peer Assisted Session (PASS), to explore how well students would respond to it prior to fully implementing the new programme. The study, which was conducted through an online survey comprising 6 questions, elicited varying responses on student mentees’ preferred learning styles during the peer mentoring sessions. It discovered that while some mentees expected to be tutored by their mentors and viewed their mentors as substitutes of their lecturers and thus found such sessions overwhelming, others favoured activities which encouraged peer to peer discussions. The findings seem to suggest that some mentees find the process of active participation in such sessions somewhat overwhelming and may be a reason for discontinuing with the mentoring sessions.

    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)
    Depositing User: Roshila Singh
    Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 10:21
    Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 10:21
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9128
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