Questions & Answers on the Peer-Mentoring for Student Teachers

  Here you will find all questions and answers on the peer-mentoring-programme for student teachers. The questions are sectioned into general questions and answers, questions and answers for mentees as well as question and answers for peer mentors. If you have any questions which are not answered here please do not hesitate to e-mail us.  

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR MENTEES

  • Which prerequisites do I need to fulfill in order to participate in the peer mentoring programme?

    Which prerequisites do I need to fulfill in order to participate in the peer mentoring programme?

    You should fulfill these two points:

    • You are studying with the goal of becoming a teacher in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree, Bachelor Technical Education or the Bachelor Special Education.

    • You would like to re-evaluate your profession or degree choice as well as get to know the professional field better.

  • Can I receive credits for my participation in the Peer-Mentoring programme?

    Can I receive credits for my participation in the Peer-Mentoring programme?

    Yes! Participation is the programme can be credited with 2 LPs in the area “Allgemeine Kompetenzen zur Förderung der Berufsfähigkeit” (General Competences for the Promotion of Employability) in the key competence module.

  • Until when can I register?

    Until when can I register?

    In order to participate in the programme as a mentee, you can register until the day befotre the Kick-Off on the 17th April 2020. Simply register in the Stud.IP event with the Titel “Peer-Mentoring für Lehramtsstudierende” (Peer-mentoring for student teachers). Enrolment is available from the 1st of March 2020.

  • What are “Key Competencies”?

    What are “Key Competencies”?

    Generally key competencies are acquirable general skills, attitudes, strategies and knowledge, which help in finding solutions to problems and the acquisition of new competences in as many subject areas as possible (Neuwied 1999). During your studies at LUH you can participate in events which help you acquire these and receive credits in Key Competencies for them. Such courses like the Peer-Mentoring programme.  

  • How often do Peer Mentors meet?

    How often do Peer Mentors meet?

    Meetings generally take place once a week and take approximately one and a half hours. Except if you have opted to visit the programme in block form.

  • Do the Peer-Mentoring meetings take place individually or with other students?

    Do the Peer-Mentoring meetings take place individually or with other students?

    The Peer-Mentoring takes place in groups of approximately ten students. Of course, you will alsp be able to discuss personal matters with your peer-mentor. Just approach your peer-mentor regarding this.

  • What is (CV/professional) biographical work?

    What is (CV/professional) biographical work?

    Professional biographical work or CV work, in the context of the Peer-Mentoring programme at the LUH, means that students will take a look at their current competence profile (I.e. their strenghts) on the basis of analysis their hitherto CV. For example, it could be that a participant went through a difficult phase during her school years. But in the end, s/he coped well with this phase. The questions in the context of CV work is now, to question what lead to her/him finding a solution to these difficulties. Which strengths and skill sets has s/he (further) developed through this? And what does this mean for his/her future (professional) path?

  • Can I also become a peer mentor later?

    Can I also become a peer mentor later?

    Of course! We would be glad if you are willing to share your experiences with incoming students. In addition, you will also benefit personally from working as a peer mentor.

  • What happens if I have a problem during the programme?

    What happens if I have a problem during the programme?

    If you are encountering problems, please contact your peer mentor. If you would prefer to resolve the problem with us, you can come to our office hours and we will jointly rectify the situation.


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR PEER-MENTORS

  • Which prerequisites do I need to fulfill to become a Peer-Mentor?

    Which prerequisites do I need to fulfill to become a Peer-Mentor?

    In order to work as a peer mentor, you should have at least completed two semesters at Leibniz University Hannover in on the the three teacher education programmes, so you have at least a year of experience. Of course we also accept students who who are further on in their studies. For the peer mentoring programme 2020, you should thus be at least in your third semester in the summer semester.

  • How and where can I receive credits for my work as a Peer-Mentor?

    How and where can I receive credits for my work as a Peer-Mentor?

     You will receive an additional qualification which you will later be able to use to your advantage in applications. If you can see yourself not only overseeing one group of mentees, but would be willing to oversee two groups, you can additionally receive a contract as a studentische Hilfskraft (student assistant). The accreditation of LPs is not possible.  

  • What does “additional qualification” mean?

    What does “additional qualification” mean?

    Additional qualification means knowledge and skills that go beyond the regular content of your studies. Through these you can further specialize. For the activity as a peer mentor, you can have a certificate issued to prove what further knowledge and skills you have acquired as a result of the activity. You can enclose this with your application documents to improve your chances on the job market.

  • How much time should I block of for overseeing one or two groups?

    How much time should I block of for overseeing one or two groups?

    The number of hours depends on the number of peer-mentoring-groups you are overseeing. If you oversee one group you should block of approximately 10 hours a month. If you oversee two groups, you should equivalently block off 20 hours. Here you have the option of concluding an employment contract for these 20 hours per month.

  • Until when can I register to become a Peer-Mentor?

    UNTIL WHEN CAN I REGISTER TO BECOME A PEER-MENTOR?

      Registration to become a Peer-Mentor generally starts in November. Registration is possible as long as you can sign up through the following link: here.  

  • When does the activity start?

    When does the activity start?

    If you have chosen the option with a working contract, you will be employed by the 15th of March 2020. You will then be introduced to the topic through literature. The first on-site time will be the training week. You will also use literature to familiarise yourself with the topic when choosing the additional qualification. The training is mandatory for every peer mentor.

  • I am not available during the training week, can I still become a peer-mentor?

    I am not available during the training week, can I still become a peer-mentor?

    Without appropriate training you are not prepared for your role as a peer-mentor. We would, however, be happy to welcome you to the next round in 2021.

  • How many mentees are in one group?

    How many mentees are in one group?

    In a peer-mentoring-group there are ten incoming students.

  • What does “Intervision” mean?

    What does “Intervision” mean?

    Intervision is a form of collegial advice – advice on eye-level. In our programme, this means that you exchange ideas with the other peer mentors according to a predefined discussion structure and, if necessary, look for solutions to a concrete problem. In this way you are not left on your own during your work as a peer mentor. The InterVision meetings are initially led by the project leaders. The aim is that you learn to consult with each other in a collegial manner.

  • When do the InterVision meetings take place?

    When do the InterVision meetings take place?

    The meetings take place during the semester. Exact dates will be decided on jointly.