Peer mentoring in an accounting setting : a case study of mentor skill development

Jackling, Beverley and McDowall, Tracey 2008, Peer mentoring in an accounting setting : a case study of mentor skill development, Accounting education, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 447-462.

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Title Peer mentoring in an accounting setting : a case study of mentor skill development
Author(s) Jackling, Beverley
McDowall, Tracey
Journal name Accounting education
Volume number 17
Issue number 4
Start page 447
End page 462
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-12
ISSN 0963-9284
1468-4489
Keyword(s) peer mentoring
generic skills
teaching resource
computer-assisted learning
Summary This paper provides the background to the adoption of a peer mentoring program including the preparation of mentors and the classroom role of mentors. The paper also includes a discussion of alternative models of peer mentoring and an examination of factors to be considered in adopting mentoring as a teaching and learning resource. Using a case study of third-year undergraduate accounting students who were employed to mentor fellow students in a second-year accounting unit at an Australian university, the paper examines peer mentoring as a classroom resource in the teaching of accounting concepts. The study includes an evaluation of the perceptions of generic skill development by peer mentors illustrating how mentoring can be a reciprocal process, in that the mentor's skills can be enhanced while fulfilling a supporting role to junior students. The programme evaluation also demonstrated that accounting educators could contribute to the development of students' generic skills outside the traditional classroom setting.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017644

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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