MENTORING AND ADVISING

LTU3PLA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Mentoring and advising are processes that enable both individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential.  As such, mentoring and advising are enterprise skills highly valued in the workplace.  In this subject, you will develop skills in being able to advise and mentor students through a three-day workshop and apply those skills to advising and mentoring a number of commencing students as a Peer Learning Adviser (PLA).  The workshop will provide you with a detailed understanding of the process of learning and equip you with strategies to engage and communicate with your mentees.  You will also learn how to ask probing questions and provide effective feedback in one of two specialist areas: writing or numeracy.  You will complete 100 hours of service as a PLA, mentoring 24 commencing students. In completing this subject you will not only enhance the learning experience of fellow students, but also enhance your own communication, interpersonal and motivational skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of at least 180 credit points of La Trobe Bachelor degree, with a WAM of at least 65 AND must have Subject coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the process of learning and the factors which facilitate and inhibit that process.

Activities:
Online and in-class activities

02. Facilitate the exploration of needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes to assist individuals better understand their own strengths and weaknesses.

Activities:
Online and in-class activities supplemented by service learning activities as a class-based PLA adviser.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Motivate individuals to continually improve competencies and to be responsible for locating and engaging any support services required to achieve their goals.

Activities:
Online and in-class activities supplemented by service learning activities as a class-based PLA adviser.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Employ questioning techniques to facilitate an individuals thought processes in order for them to identify solutions and actions.

Activities:
Service learning activities as a class-based PLA adviser.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

05. Evaluate the solutions and actions of individuals and provide feedback which generates an enhanced level of understanding.

Activities:
Service learning activities as a class-based PLA adviser.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Communicate with individuals in a manner which engages, motivates and enhances the learning experience of each individual.

Activities:
Service learning activities as a class-based PLA adviser.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 05 - 05
Ten 3.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 05 and delivered via blended.
"Classes should be scheduled as 2 x 3hrs per day for 5 days of the second week of Summer 3."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Student FeedbackThe student summative evaluation score out of 5, will be rescaled such that 3.5 equals 10%, 4.0 equals 15% and 4.5+ equals 20%20 02, 03, 06
Teacher ObservationThis grade will be in two equal parts. One for an interim feedback in week 6 and the second for a final feedback in week 12.20 04, 06
Individual 1,000-word ReportThis will be submitted in week 6 and provide a summary to the class teacher of the strengths and weaknesses of each student, with suggestions as to the level of support required.20 05
Individual 2,000-word Reflective Journal40 01