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Peer-mentoring process

Digital media projects – give learners the opportunity to express themselves through digital media and share their ideas, information and knowledge.  These projects focus on the methodology of peer-mentoring to develop IT skills and promote confidence in using digital technology.  There are four stages in the learning process:

  •   Research, discussions and planning
  •   Filming
  •   Editing and uploading
  •   Celebrating

Attached is a link to the ‘Learner Meeting Point’ on the wiki site where adult learners uploaded more videos from Ireland:

https://sites.google.com/site/peersedu2011/learners-meeting-point-1

Peer-mentoring through numeracy – using the peer-mentoring methodology to develop numeracy skills with adult learners and provide them with logical reasoning and problem solving skills. Through developing numeracy skills learners can budget, pay bills and shop.

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The stages in the learning process are as follows:

  •  Ensure mentors are familiar with the mathematical concepts being taught
  •  An experienced learner acts as a mentor to a new learner, the mentee
  •  Mentor encourages the mentee to adapt to the learning environment
  •  Bonds within the learning setting are formed

Attached are resources used in a Numeracy Workshop with adult learners during the sixth and final project meeting in Ireland:

Numeracy Workshop

Peer-mentoring through English language classes where the more advanced English language learner offers support and help to the weaker learner.

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Pictured: Domingas Francisco Mavacala encourages students to learn English and become active citizens.

The stages in the learning process are as follows:

  • Learners are divided into mentors and mentees
  • The more advanced learner offers support and help to the weaker learner
  • Mentor encourages mentee to improve their English language skills and find their own voice

Attached is a powerpoint presentation delivered by ESOL learner Maria Rusnakova during the United Kingdom project meeting in London:

English language classes through peer mentoring

Attached is the ‘Certification of Participation’ for adult learners that have participated in the HELP project:

Certificate of participation in the HELP project

Attached is a sample evaluation form used by tutors and learners at the centre to evaluate the peer-mentoring process:

Evaluation Peer-Mentoring