Developing a sequential framework for mentoring student project teams in a business school: A case study

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Pedersen, Cec. 2003. "Developing a sequential framework for mentoring student project teams in a business school: A case study." Business Research Papers of Faculty of Business. 11 (1), pp. 1-15.
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Developing a sequential framework for mentoring student project teams in a business school: A case study

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AuthorPedersen, Cec
Journal TitleBusiness Research Papers of Faculty of Business
Journal Citation11 (1), pp. 1-15
Number of Pages15
Year2003
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://www.usq.edu.au/business/research/ijbme/~/media/USQ/Business/Journals/BRPs%20Vol%2011%20no%201%20-%20Cec%20Pedersenpdf.ashx
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The use of an academic mentor and a sequential framework may improve both the functionality of student project teams and enhance the learning outcomes by building learning partnerships between the mentor and the team, and between the team members. The sequential framework has several phases: Establishing the ground rules, Team dynamics, Feedback and information sharing, Personal autonomy, Reaffirmation, Personal and professional growth outcomes, and Debriefing. This framework removes many of the personal dynamics that create detractor tensions within teams and enables a higher level of team functionality towards achieving negotiated outcomes. These outcomes will involve personal outcomes (leadership, co-ordination, tolerance etc) that develop throughout the mentorship as well as professional outcomes (that are usually imposed by course assessments). Desired levels for professional outcomes can be negotiated and established at the commencement of the mentorship, although reaffirmed during it. Professional outcomes typically culminate in some form of team presentation or report. A team debriefing enables closure and provides the mentor with informal evaluation of the mentoring arrangement.

Keywordsmentoring; mentoring framework; learning and mentoring; student project teams; student teamwork
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
350503. Human resources management
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