Friday, March 06, 2009

Mentoring between students

Thomas Hapke mentions an initiative at the Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg where older students of engineering and IT mentor younger students as regards study skills including information literacy "StartING@TUHH : Tutorien zum selbstorganisierten Studieren und Lernen für das erste Studienjahr" (tutoring for self-managing your studies and learning in first year). There is info in German here . Mentoring programmes seem increasingly popular in the UK, and I think I have mentioned before the initiative in the English Department here at Sheffield University where 3rd year students mentor 1st years in their information skills (see - the links to the full documents are on the right of the page). This seems to be a good way of improving skills of both sets of students and increasing their enthusiasm.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Feb 2009

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