ERIC Number: EJ1097895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
What Is Meant by the Term "Group" Mentoring?
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v24 n1 p44-58 2016
Much like traditional dyadic mentoring experiences, group mentorship has been practiced since time immemorial. Benjamin Franklin, for example, as a young entrepreneur created the Leather Apron Club, a group mentoring experience for a select group of Philadelphia tradesmen. Since the late 1990s, when group mentoring became a serious focus of academic research, scholarship has focused primarily on the rationale for group mentoring and has explored the outcomes. As a community of scholars and practitioners, we have yet to fully explore or explain what we mean by "group" mentoring. In this article, I bring attention to, establish a foundation, and set appropriate parameters for "group" mentorship.
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Groups, Group Activities, Cooperation, Constructivism (Learning), Group Dynamics, Communities of Practice, Individual Development, Professional Development, Skill Development
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