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Mentorship Modes: Strategies for Influencing Interactive Learners.

Gyori, B., 2013. Mentorship Modes: Strategies for Influencing Interactive Learners. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 7 (1), 1.

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DOI: 10.7771/1541-5015.1345


In the age of the Internet, students are clamoring for immersive and participatory learn- ing experiences, but how can teachers share autonomy without losing control of their classrooms? In an effort to address this important question, this article suggests three mentorship modes that educators can employ in order to effectively engage with today’s interactive learners. Lecture-based instruction is a single mode form of teaching in which information is disseminated by a lone authority-figure. In contrast, learning-centered mentorship is a three-mode process in which autonomy is shared and authority flows in multiple directions at once: bottom-up (modeling), laterally (collaborating), and top- down (organizing and supervising). This work draws on research and theories related to student-centered pedagogy, as well as the trial and error experimentation of the author and interviews with successful participatory educators working at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in Chicago, a school devoted almost exclusively to problem-based and project-based learning.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:problem-based learning; project-based learning; mentorship modes; learning-centered pedagogy; scaffolding
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:38612
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 May 2023 13:05
Last Modified:26 May 2023 13:05


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