Some Insights into a Peer Mentoring Programme


The FBE Senior Peer Mentoring programme piloted 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 it. 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, others favoured activities which encouraged peer to peer discussions. The findings seem to suggest that in our efforts to shift towards a self-directed learning environment, we overlook the battle against pre-existing pedagogies.

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Roshila Singh, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

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Conference: IICEHawaii2016
Stream: Student Learning, Learner Experiences and Learner Diversity

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