Hello, and welcome to our first #collegeHE podcast for the AoC Scholarship Project. This podcast is an interview with Jac Cattaneo, Scholarship Development Manager at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
Jac talks us through a peer mentoring trial she facilitated, describing how its particular construction is designed to facilitate the building of a student community of practice, with students working in groups to support their peers. This fostered students developing valuable negotiation and teaching skills as well as supporting individual ‘deep’ learning through reflection. You can read Sue Messingham’s initial case study of a pilot course here.
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Jac and I will be around on the comments thread here and invite you to be part of the conversation. If there’s anything you’d like to ask Jac, you can also tweet a question, using the hashtag #collegeHE and @jaccattaneo in the tweet, or email Jac at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jac Cattaneo is Scholarship Development Manager at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College. A Senior Fellow of the HEA, her pedagogic practice has included lecturing in Cultural Studies on the B.A. (Hons) Fine Art course at Northbrook College as well as teaching on the M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester. Her pedagogic research explores the intersection of the visual and the verbal, and investigates ways of engaging Creative Arts students with the process of writing. Her projects have included Visual Assessment (funded by Learnhigher), Patchwork Writing (awarded a Centre for Learning and Teaching Fellowship) and Create Curate Collaborate, multi-disciplinary, cross-institutional research in collaboration with the University for the Creative Arts. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and journals and she is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Creative Writing. The Student Peer Mentoring Project is part of her work on the AoC’s Scholarship Project.