Mentoring questions


Content Warning: The content of this course is not suitable for people under the age of 18.

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 by an experienced mentor called Winston Wolfe. Winston is brought to your attention by one of your friends who has recently been mentored by him and this captures your interest. You have a pretty good life but feel that something is missing and this could be the reason for your attraction to what Winston has to offer.

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  1. Identify links between mentoring and effective assessment for learning
  2. Use effective questioning techniques within mentoring conversations
  3. Demonstrate how to use effective feedback to motivate mentees and trigger action
  4. Include Socratic dialogue and higher order critical thinking skills within mentoring programmes
  5. Describe methods to support personal development without the direct involvement of a mentor
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