Student Peer Mentoring: A Tool for Clinical Educators Peer mentoring has been shown to provide benefits in a variety of situations in several professions. To facilitate clinical learning in speech-language pathology, a clinical teaching paradigm utilizing student peer mentoring was constructed. The roles of the student mentor and the mentees are reported and the benefits of this paradigm ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 2011
Student Peer Mentoring: A Tool for Clinical Educators
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gary J. Rentschler
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Rachel M. Gasior
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Research Article   |   June 01, 2011
Student Peer Mentoring: A Tool for Clinical Educators
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2011, Vol. 14, 29-35. doi:10.1044/ihe14.1.29
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2011, Vol. 14, 29-35. doi:10.1044/ihe14.1.29

Peer mentoring has been shown to provide benefits in a variety of situations in several professions. To facilitate clinical learning in speech-language pathology, a clinical teaching paradigm utilizing student peer mentoring was constructed. The roles of the student mentor and the mentees are reported and the benefits of this paradigm are discussed. Student peer mentoring may be a useful tool in supporting marginal students in clinical learning.

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