1st Edition

From Teaching to Mentoring Principles and Practice, Dialogue and Life in Adult Education

By Lee Herman, Alan Mandell Copyright 2004
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    What is mentoring? What makes a teacher a mentor?
    From Teaching to Mentoring is an argument for the power, practicality and the basic good of a simple educational idea. The authors advocate a sound, comprehensive and lifelong education, shifting the emphasis of the learning process to the needs of the student. Whilst heeding traditional criteria of educational excellence, they ask for profound educational and political transformations:
    * Teachers become collaborative inquirers with their students
    * Students become skilled and lifelong independent learners
    * Academic institutions become learning communities embracing the full diversity of human curiosity and experience.
    The book covers discussion on what mentoring is, and why it is now so much in demand. It details the distinctive features of mentoring, including asking questions, students' reflections and responses and collaborative curriculum planning.
    Drawing upon two decades of extensive research and practice, and using a variety of illuminating case studies, the authors offer a stimulating and thorough examination of mentoring. This combination of theory and practice will be invaluable to anyone involved in the teaching of adults in further and higher education, as well as university administrators, programme directors and developing and training officers.

    1. What is Mentoring 2. The Principles of Mentoring and the Philosophy of Dialogue 3. Asking Questions 4. Waiting as Learning 5. Curriculum as Collaborative Planning and Learning 6. The Personal and the Academic: Dialogue as Cognitive Love 7. The Mentor as Learner: Habits of Work 8. Authenticity and Artifice: Mentoring in Virtual Reality 9. Access to and within the Academy Epilogue: From Teaching to Mentoring


    Lee Herman is Mentor/Co-ordinator at the Empire State College, New York and is co-founder of the ESC Mentoring Institute.
    Alan Mandell is Director of the Mentoring Institute at the Empire State College, New York.

    'Extremely readable, and very highly recommended.' - Teacher Trainer