ERIC Number: EJ885038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
A Memoir of Co-Mentoring: The "We" that Is "Me"
Diamond, C. T. Patrick
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v18 n2 p199-209 May 2010
The author's academic journey in learning to mentor and be co-mentored involved three rites of passage. In this reflective essay (invited paper), the author acknowledges his most influential co-mentors--former dissertation supervisees and long since colleagues--who helped form the "we" that is him. The first phase coincided with a constraining time in research and supervision. The author co-published only a few journal articles and mainly with one mentee. During his second stage in Toronto, Canada, he experienced an exponential increase in co-publication. This was a natural extension of mutually beneficial working relationships and successful doctoral defenses. Like a trusted friend, a mentor can guide his or her charges as they set out to discover and realize the potential within. The responsive form of learning in partnership enacted a version of collective action among equals. The author became a collaborative arts-based-educational researcher-mentor: a hyphenated collection of selves. Since having returned to Australia, he co-mentors early career academics seeking to publish and use writing as and for their professional development.
Descriptors: Mentors, Journal Articles, Foreign Countries, Educational Researchers, College Faculty, Professional Development, Supervision, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Personal Narratives, Inquiry
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Canada (Toronto)