Short followup from last time. Our slides — including ideas from the participants — are now available at the LOEX web site. (Very soon all the submitted slides and files from the conference will be available there.)
Lisa and I also contributed an article for the conference proceedings, which should be freely available after one year. The article focused much more on our case studies than the above program did. We also wrote a bit about the problems of definitions (covered at a summary level in the program): for example, how to distinguish between mentoring, coaching, and peer-learning (such as peer-observation). Lisa came up with this excellent summary:
“In trying to explain how these terms relate to one another, we’ve devised the following:”
- A mentor says “I’ve been there, so I can guide you.”
- A coach says “I know this thing, so I can help you do this better.”
- A peer says “I’m here with you, so let’s explore together.”
Our article ends with lessons learned and recommendations, plus two pages of citations. I’ll post a link to that article once the year-long embargo ends.
I hope everyone is enjoying summer.