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

Jackling, B and McDowall, T 2008, 'Peer mentoring in an accounting setting: A case study of mentor skill development', Accounting Education: An International Journal, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 447-462.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Peer mentoring in an accounting setting: A case study of mentor skill development
Author(s) Jackling, B
McDowall, T
Year 2008
Journal name Accounting Education: An International Journal
Volume number 17
Issue number 4
Start page 447
End page 462
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Abstract 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.
Subject Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Peer mentoring
generic skills
teaching resource
computer-assisted learning
DOI - identifier 10.1080/09639280802436756
Copyright notice 2008 Taylor & Francis
ISSN 0963-9284
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