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ERIC Number: EJ1129980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2301-251X
Mentoring First Year Study Groups--Benefits from the Mentors' Perspective
Dyrberg, Nadia Rahbek; Michelsen, Claus
European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v5 n1 p43-54 2017
The "study group concept" at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) was implemented to aid first year students' transitional challenges. A mentor (an older student) is affiliated each study group to facilitate productive group work, bring awareness to study habits, and share his/her own experiences with life as a student. The study explores the mentors' benefits of their employment (n = 43) and compares the mentors to non-employed students. Data was obtained through a questionnaire composed of open and closed questions. Findings suggest that a large portion of the mentors have expanded their network (67%), increased their consciousness of study habits (60%), and developed academic abilities (40%). The mentors constitute a group of students highly engaged in the university community compared to the non-employed students. Awareness of the benefits of student employment is important to both decision makers and students themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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