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Mentoring and Coaching Stories – the Learning Journeys of Lecturers Undertaking Post Graduate Study in Mentoring and Coaching

Hughes, Shaun and Bingle, Branwen and Crabtree, Heather and Irving, Sue and Perrigo, Alan and Robinson, Catriona and Stanton, Joy and Watson, Rose and Whittenbury, Jane (2011) Mentoring and Coaching Stories – the Learning Journeys of Lecturers Undertaking Post Graduate Study in Mentoring and Coaching. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (6).

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This paper focuses on the learning journeys of a group of lecturers who chose to undertake Master level study in Mentoring and Coaching at the University of Worcester. It includes extracts from their assignments and their reflections on their own professional development and learning as a result of the course. In all cases a greater understanding was achieved of mentoring and coaching in terms of clarifying the ambiguity around the definitions, improving their own skills and development as a mentor and coach and increasing awareness of the complex dynamics of the helping relationship. Clear benefits are demonstrated not only as a result of the critical reflection and research that form part of master level study, but also in terms of improved outcomes for students.

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The Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published electronically by the Academic Development and Practice Unit at the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Keywords: mentoring, coaching, learning, teaching
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
Depositing User: Catriona Robinson
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2011 15:27
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 05:00

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