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 Aaliyah’s experience, and then ask you questions. In order to answer these questions, you will have research to do. In each case we have provided links to a range of articles and websites, which are accessed using the “Materials” tab. You will see this tab above the scenario details, and above the assessment questions.
These resources will not hand you the assessment answers immediately. You will need to read and digest them to find the specific pieces of information needed to answer the questions. This will have the effect of cementing the learning in your memory as you use what learning psychologists call “active processing” to understand the materials and extract the information you need. If you get an answer wrong, don’t despair; go back and look again. All the information you need is there to be found. Remember that one or more of the options may be correct for each assessment question. Select as many of the options as you think are applicable.
To provide examples of how learning theory can be embedded within effective mentoring practice to support the educational progress and personal development of mentees
- Make learning relevant for mentees within the context of their specific educational journey
- Use teaching and learning theory to motivate learners and develop their self regulatory skills
- Include relevant learning theory within their mentoring practice to help mentees become independent lifelong learners