|Short Description:||Mentor & Coach|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070303 - Education Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Participants MUST have access to a mentee.
This course provides participants with an opportunity to understand the theory base as well as develop and practice a repertoire of skills in mentoring and coaching with a focus on the building of capacity in others. Such support enables individuals to develop themselves and/or their careers, and improve personal practice and performance. Participants will investigate the theory underpinning use of this approach; explore the difference between mentoring and coaching; identify the limits of mentoring and coaching; and examine how mentoring and coaching can be used to augment existing approaches to individual and organisational capacity building programs. A major component of this course will require participants to engage in the practical development of basic mentoring and coaching competencies and their subsequent application within workplace setting, thus course participants MUST have access to a mentee. Another component integral to both approaches is the giving of feedback that both supports and challenges individuals to explore their boundaries and improve their teaching, learning and leading practices. The course provides a reflexive space for participants to reflect on personal learning gleaned through analysis of 'critical moments' in order to explore and support participants' emerging knowledge and skills as a mentor and coach.