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Mentoring (EDN671)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: UA4-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
Description This unit explores conceptual issues and practical matters surrounding mentoring in various educational, community and workplace settings as a strategy relevant to all ages. Topics include: the concept of mentoring and assumptions underlying it; different models of mentoring and applications; essential elements of effective mentoring relationships and features of effective mentoring programs. Participants can focus on areas of interest: developing or implementing a mentoring program; enhancing knowledge and skills as a mentor; building partnerships in their community or workplace.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit participants will be able to:
1. understand the theoretical basis for mentoring
2. appreciate the conditions and values which support mentoring
3. demonstrate how to apply the theory and research to a practical mentoring situation
4. reflect on experiences in a mentoring setting in order to improve skills as a mentor or to develop, implement or improve a mentoring program
Timetabled Learning Activities Murdoch: This unit is taught as a one-week intensive unit of 30 contact hours of lectures and workshops with self directed activities prior to and following the on-campus workshops.
Dubai: This unit is taught over a trimester with lectures, workshops and self-directed activities over 12 weeks.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is student-centred and collaborative. Lectures provide essential conceptual background, with workshops providing opportunity for discussion of ideas, readings and experiences and consideration of practical implications in a range of settings. Online activities prepare participants for the intensive on campus workshops, and allow for ongoing discussion following the workshops. Participants can choose to focus on areas of interest within the topic in group and individual project work.
Other Learning Experiences Readings and Self-Directed Study: 120 hours over the teaching period.
Assessment There are four assessment tasks that cover written and oral activities and involve individual and group work. Mentoring is an interactive activity and some of the assessment tasks provide opportunities to listen, think, articulate ideas, respond and initiate conversation and discussion. Written tasks allow for research of the literature and reflection on practice.
Students are provided with written feedback from the coordinator or tutor for each piece of assessment, and additionally anonymous feedback from peers for the Presentation.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Graduate qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions EDU671 / EDN571 Mentoring
Notes Murdoch: This unit is offered in an intensive mode, with classes running from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday for one (generally the second week of the teaching period). Please check the LMS site to confirm details closer to commencement.
Previously 2015: EDN571
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Workplace) (GradDipEd)
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Antoinette Geagea
Research Associate

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2593
e: A.Geagea@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.025 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: UA4-Internal
Associate Professor Judy MacCallum
Associate Professor Educational Psychology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7847
e: J.MacCallum@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.004 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus

Dr Antoinette Geagea
Research Associate

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2593
e: A.Geagea@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.025 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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