Course Category: Learning

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Introduction: This course focuses on reflection and, in particular, reflective practice. You will learn the difference between the two along with several models that you can use on your journey to becoming an effective and successful reflective practitioner. During the course, you are going to play the role of Amina who is about to start …

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Introduction: This course focuses on the use of planning within mentoring programmes. In this context, planning is more of a thought process and approach rather than an activity that requires post it notes and gantt charts. During the course, you are going to meet Geoff and Mel, who meet through a mentoring programme that does …

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Learner Engagement

Introduction: This course looks at the different ways of engaging adult learners in the workplace, using a mentoring approach to deliver sustained behaviour change. During the course, you are going to support Evelyn who is the newly appointed digital technology lead at a medium sized charity. Evelyn is faced with a time management challenge and …

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Instructions and Feedback

Instruction and Feedback

Introduction: This course reviews how to give instructions and feedback most effectively within the context of mentoring relationships. It also encourages mentors to consider the benefits of mentees taking responsibility for their own learning and development, thereby reducing the reliance on instruction and feedback from any third party.  During the course, you are observing the …

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Behaviour Change

Introduction This course looks at how mentoring can be used by line managers to help them improve the wellbeing, culture and performance of their team. Performance related issues within the workplace are common and many line managers are not given the training required for them to effectively support the numerous and wide ranging challenges faced …

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Introduction to Mentoring

Introduction: This taster course provides an introduction to mentoring. You will explore some of the challenges associated with mentoring because of the widespread use of the term and different interpretations of it. You will be introduced to elements of effective mentoring practice that are rooted in research that has been applied in a real world …

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Mentoring 101

Introduction: This course provides an overview of the important elements of effective mentoring programmes. This includes the qualities, skills and experiences of mentors; the structure of successful mentoring sessions and the significance of addressing emotions presented by mentees. The course is based around your professional support for Bill, who is a fellow mentor in a …

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Health Mentoring

Introduction: This course focuses on the essential features of mentoring programmes that are supported by evidence to deliver the best outcomes. The case study follows Miriam who is a volunteer mentor within a school setting. In each section, you are faced with a specific set of challenges that will test your mentoring knowledge when you …

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Mentoring Questions (18+)

Introduction: This course focuses on questions used within mentoring programmes. It shows how effective questioning can be used within different stages of the mentoring process for a variety of different reasons. It also compares mentoring with a key strategy used by teachers called assessment for learning. During the course, you are going to be mentored …

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Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Introduction How mentors can apply learning theory to effectively remove any barriers to learning held by their mentees is the focus of this course.  During this course, you will follow the story of Aaliyah, a student who is having a hard time at school. At each stage, we take you through a further stage of …

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