UNISA Short Course in Mentoring, Guidance and Support of Teachers and Trainers
University of South Africa Short Course in Mentoring, Guidance and Support of Teachers and Trainers
This mentoring course will provide practitioners with the necessary skills and expertise to give guidance and support to learners and to refer learners to appropriate counselling or development agencies.
- Any person involved in providing mentoring, guidance and support to
protégés/learners in education and training settings or in the workplace;
- Senior. teachers who act as mentors for learnership student teachers;
- Teachers in the new career path leading to senior teacher and learning area specialist positions where they have to mentor, guide and support
beginning teachers, student teachers, learnership teachers and their peers; and
- Departmental officials who mentor, guide and support teachers on .a daily basis.
Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
01 December to 28 February
UNISA open distance learning combined with experiential workplace learning, comprehensive course notes, tutorial letters and a prescribed text book. The course material is complemented by an optional one day experiential seminar.
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Students must complete and pass at least one compulsory written assignment. The assignment will involve workplace-based exercises, projects and self-assessment.
Participants must build, and submit for assessment, a workplace-based portfolio of evidence of competence in the relevant outcomes of assessing learning outcomes.
Supplementary examination involves that unsuccessful students will be allowed to redo and resubmit a portfolio of evidence for assessment
- Mentoring, guidance and support in an outcomes-based education
- Contextualising mentoring and learner support
- Mentoring relationships
- Mentoring skills
- Learner support skills
- Identification of learner/protégé needs
- Strategies, techniques and activities for providing mentoring, .
guidance and support
- Knowing to whom, when and why to refer learners/protégés
- Record-keeping of mentoring, guidance and support given to.
- Techniques for reflecting on own performance and integrating lessons
learned into future practice
- Forms of practice which pay particular attention to equity in
terms of race, gender and disability.
Prof J M Dreyer DEd (UNISA)
Department of Teacher Education
Office 6-059, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 4398
Fax: 012 429 4909
Tel: 012 429 4627 / 4789 / 4817
Fax: 012 429 4800 / 086 548 9968
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