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LUMIERE EDUCATION ACADEMY; MENTOR AND MENTEE LESSON TWO
How does a Mentor assess learning outcomes for the Mentee?
1. Encourages the mentee to assist those he or she serves in the field of work by giving optimum service
2. Encourages the mentee to provide and manage practical work in the field of work
3. Enables the mentee to demonstrate a sound knowledge base in the field of work
4. Assists the mentee to identify and competently meet needs in the field of work
5. Empowers the mentee to demonstrate development of skills of analysis, critical thinking, reflective practice and problem serving.
6. Empowers the mentee to develop his or her own unique ability to act as an effective member of the field of work team
7. Enables the mentee to be competently able to fulfil the standards required by the field of work
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The Mentor (Guide) is not guiding in a vacuum. He or she has a plan of action. That plan of action is to enable the person being guided to be able to meet required standards.
This is done by assessing learning outcomes.
The person guided (the Mentee) knows that he or she has learned to competently carry out a function at work when he or she can give competent service with confidence.
The Mentor helps the Mentee to translate what he or she has learned in theory, into competent work in the field of work.
The Mentor helps the Mentee to show, at work, that he or she has absorbed good knowledge about the work.
The Mentor helps the Mentee to train and show ability in analysing, deeper thinking, learning through reflecting, and solving problems.
The Mentor helps the Mentee develop his or her own unique abilities as a team member.
The Mentor helps the Mentee know and be able to fulfil the standards required by the field of work.
WHAT EXAMPLE WILL HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE?
Let us take the example of calligraphy. I am a Master Calligrapher, and I have a student who wishes to become a Master Calligrapher. Both you and I know that this will certainly not happen overnight - it will take years, study and practice.
What is the field of work?
Who is the Mentor?
Myself, the Master Calligrapher.
What are my qualifications?
I am a resounding success at my work, with accepted qualifications, much background knowledge, expertise and success at work.
Who is the Mentee?
The student who wishes to become a Master Calligrapher.
Can the Student become a master calligrapher without teaching?
Why can the student not become a master calligrapher without teaching?
Because teaching is required to learn a new skill.
What plan of action can I, Master Calligrapher, draw up to teach my Mentee?
I can draw up a plan of learning outcomes.
The plan of learning outcomes I draw up is;
- The Mentee needs to learn how to do the best possible calligraphy for those who wish to purchase this specialised work (Learning Outcomes 1)
- The Mentee needs to practise the calligraphic techniques, learn how to handle a pen and ink, and have personal talent (Learning Outcomes 2)
- The Mentee will need to learn about the History of Calligraphy, techniques of calligraphy, how to handle a pen and ink, how to use colour and burnishing in Calligraphy. The student will need to have excellent knowledge in all areas to do with Calligraphy (Learning Outcomes 3)
- The Mentee will need to practise, get his or her work checked and guided by myself in order to weed out mistakes, strengthen areas of talent and strength. I will give the student various assignments, and guide the student while doing the same (Learning Outcomes 4)
- The Mentee and I will spend time going over work and issues he or she may have with the work. We will reflect where the Mentee needs to strengthen calligraphic work. We will reflect where the Mentee has strengths and talents in the calligraphic work. The Mentee will personally reflect where he or she can improve calligraphic work. The Mentee will bend his or her mind to calligraphic problems, thus learning to analyse, think, and suggest improvements or unique individual ideas (Learning Outcomes 5)
- The Mentee will learn how to get along with other people, both fellow team members and people purchasing the calligraphic works, while enjoying Calligraphy (Learning Outcomes 6)
- The Mentee becomes competent and able to pass the Calligraphic Examinations in order to become a Calligrapher (Learning Outcomes 7)
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF LEARNING OUTCOMES?
A plan of Learning Outcomes helps the Mentor to draw up a Plan of Action which will determine a Course of Action where the Mentee will become empowered to competence in the chosen field of work. It also helps the Mentor to pre-plan the point at which the Mentee has become independent and competent enough to no longer need the services of the Mentor.
Good luck with your Mentoring!