A second year student will be coming to a mentor’s work area for a 5 week placement. The mentor has been informed that the student had been underachieving in their previous placement. Discuss how the mentor would develop learning, teaching and assessment strategies to support the student to achieve a successful outcome. Utilise /refer to the module content, the learning opportunities and resources in the practice area and further reading, to develop your discussion. Conclude your discussion with how the learning gained would apply to your future practice as a mentor’.
Explore the literature related to under achieving students and the consequences of failing to fail the student. Identify the common behaviours of underachieving students Explore the literature related to the role of mentor in clinical practice and the unique relationship with their mentee.
Discuss the range of learning styles and the ways in which learning styles can be identified. Ascertain why learning styles are key to learning, teaching and assessment.Specify your mentees learning style and apply to your discussion and analysis.
Determine how knowledge and application of learning theories in your role as mentor can enhance student learning. Demonstrate how you would apply theory to mentorship.
Explore the literature to consider how the clinical environment impacts on the student learning experience Provide evidence of SWOT analysis and how you make use of this in practice. This can relate to clinical learning environment. Consider objective setting during the initial interview using a SMART approach This section should emphasise the value of accurate record keeping.Consider the use of an action plan to demonstrate accurate record keeping (how to make the student succeed).