Role Of Mentorship In Student Learning

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A Critical Analysis of how Mentors can facilitate learning.

This essay will it discuss and analyse the role of the mentor in identify the student learning specific needs, how a mentor can facilitate the learning approaching various teaching methods, the effective use of the 3 interviews to identify, monitor and assess and also will discuss the mentor role in assessing the learner.

Introducing a student to a clinical area, workplace, is a key factor in his learning development, and the mentor role is to facilitate the process, to help the student to acquire clinical skills and knowledge.
As the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) state in “The Code”, the registered practitioners have to “support students’ and colleagues’ learning to
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Mentorship has his origins very far away back in the history and in time the concept of mentor developed, but, as Kilgallon, K. and Thompson, J. has outlined “Mentorship within healthcare and social care is not classic mentoring”(Kilgallon ,K. and Thompson, J. ,2012…show more content…
In healthcare and social care the mentor is allocated to the learner which will have different mentors for each practice area.
The NMC definition of a mentor is a registered practitioner who “facilitates learning, and supervises and assesses students in a practice setting” (NMC, 2008, p.45).
Thus, in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), every registered practitioner has to act as a mentor trying to be a role model, to be supportive and help the students in their learning process, the mentorship course, than, it only help’s the registered practitioner to be more aware and plan ahead how he can help the learner in a best way.

According to (Stuart, CC. 2013) one of the key mechanism that a mentor has to use through is to ‘assess’ a key factor that we also find in the NMC mentor definition (NMC, 2008, p.45).
Assessment, is important since the mentor’s first meeting with the learner, as like this he can identify the student’s learning needs, his previous experience and his expectations, but the registered practitioner has to assess the student through whole the learning process thus he can provide feedback to the learner and help to
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