Mentoring as a Learning Process – relationships and communication

Berki, Eleni (2005) Mentoring as a Learning Process – relationships and communication. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 3 (1). pp. 41-48. ISSN 1740-5106

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The article supports that mentoring, as a lifelong changing process, needs to take into account today's academic knowledge workers as continuous learners. Apart from associating academic mentoring with organisational learning, mentors should also reflect on the nature of intelligence(s). The mentoring process, as facilitator of personal and professional development in Higher Education, needs to build on Logical Intelligence (IQ) but most importantly on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Spiritual Intelligence (SQ). However these approaches are not a panacea for all pitfalls in the mentoring process because there are also relationships and communication barriers that might have both intended and unintended consequences for a successful outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mentoring, Emotional Intelligence, Spiritual Intelligence, relationships, communication, learning, culture Investigations in University Teaching and Learning
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Professions
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 13:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 10:25

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