ERIC Number: EJ1036828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
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Reference Count: 31
A Model for Progressive Mentoring in Science and Engineering Education and Research
Santora, Kimberly A.; Mason, Emanuel J.; Sheahan, Thomas C.
Innovative Higher Education, v38 n5 p427-440 Nov 2013
Mentoring is useful in career development for the sciences and professions due to the cultures, skill sets, and experience-based learning in these fields. A framework for mentoring based on observations and data gathered as part of an international research and education project is presented. Students with multiple levels of experience and background were placed with researchers resulting in an effective progressive mentoring structure. The article focuses on students' and mentors' experiences. The model is discussed in terms of the Zone of Proximal Development of Vygotsky.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Mentors, Models, Science Education, Educational Research, Observation, Data Collection, Student Experience, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
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