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Peer Mentoring in an Accounting Setting: A Case Study of Mentor Skill Development

Jackling, Beverley and McDowall, Tracey (2008) Peer Mentoring in an Accounting Setting: A Case Study of Mentor Skill Development. Accounting Education, 17 (4). pp. 447-462. ISSN 0963-9284 (print), 1468-4489 (online)

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This paper provides the background to the adoption of a peer mentoring program including the preparation of mentors and the classroom role of mentors. The paper also includes a discussion of alternative models of peer mentoring and an examination of factors to be considered in adopting mentoring as a teaching and learning resource. Using a case study of third-year undergraduate accounting students who were employed to mentor fellow students in a second-year accounting unit at an Australian university, the paper examines peer mentoring as a classroom resource in the teaching of accounting concepts. The study includes an evaluation of the perceptions of generic skill development by peer mentors illustrating how mentoring can be a reciprocal process, in that the mentor's skills can be enhanced while fulfilling a supporting role to junior students. The programme evaluation also demonstrated that accounting educators could contribute to the development of students' generic skills outside the traditional classroom setting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID14570, peer mentoring, generic skills, teaching resource, computer-assisted learning
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 05:22
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 04:51
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Citations in Scopus: 15 - View on Scopus

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