Making mole-hills out of mountains: Peer Mentoring in Engineering education - A case-study

Jane Andrews, Robin Clark, Sukhvinder Phull

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Abstract

Based on the emergent findings of a pilot study which examined the issues around introducing Peer Mentoring into an Engineering School, this paper, which is very much a 'work in progress', describes and discusses results from the first year of what will be a three year exploratory study. Focusing on three distinctive concepts integral to the student experience, Relationships, Variety and Synergy, the study follows an Action Research Design in that it aims to find a realistic and workable solution to issues of attrition within the Engineering School in which the Project and Study are set. Starting with the research question "Does Peer Mentoring improve engineering students' transition into university?"', the Pilot Project and Study will run for three years, each year building on the lessons of the previous year.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES 2015): Translating Research into Practice - Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 13 Jul 201515 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES 2015): Translating Research into Practice
Abbreviated titleREES 2015
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period13/07/1515/07/15

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