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ERIC Number: EJ818221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
Using the Scientific Method to Improve Mentoring
McGuire, Saundra Yancy
Learning Assistance Review, v12 n2 p33-45 Fall 2007
Many students who enter colleges and universities seem to be focused on memorizing and regurgitating information rather than on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. Mentoring is crucial to help these students transition from the current approach to one that will be successful in college. Successful mentoring requires a structured approach. The scientific method can serve as the model for such an approach. An important component of successful mentoring involves teaching students about the learning process and teaching them effective learning strategies. Specific characteristics of mentors and proteges determine whether the mentoring is effective or not. (Contains 2 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A