OPEN UNIVERSITY

Fostering Peer Mentorship Programmes

CBE aims to nurture OU Peer Mentorship programs, to:

Project Goals

Model well-being support

Provide safe, effective and creative online spaces

Cultivate the 21st century skillset - resilience, empathy, active listening

and intercultural communication

Online interactions offer incredible potential for learning.

If not facilitated, they also pose challenges:

ONLINE INTERACTIONS

Creating emotional distance between participants

Exacerbating online fatigue, disengagement and loneliness

Highlighting (& possibly stigmatising) cultural and social differences

Causing people to feel a lack of authenticity

Setting an impersonal tone for dialogue

We have built our methodology to address those challenges.

RESPONSES

Peer led processes to strengthen motivation

Consistent small groups to build relationships

Group agreements to support trust building and safety

Emotional prompts to inspire personal involvement

Awareness activities to sensitize for self and other

Additional responses to challenges include:

RESPONSES (cont.)

Participatory Culture to continue engagement

Peer videos to model empathic dialogue

Reflection moments to prepare contributions

Practical design to support the communication process

Open spaces to harvest insights

  Storytelling to connect people deeply in their narratives  

Reflection moments to prepare contributions

Reflection moments to prepare contributions

We suggest co-designing an approach with you to meet

the Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy ambition.

 

OU-CBE Collaboration

I. DEMO:   12 students

II. PILOT:    200 students

III. SCALING: 2000+ students

Each phase will be shaped by practical application, assessment and adaptation to students' changing needs.

This approach can build upon the OU mentoring pilot underway.

 

PEER

MENTORING

MODEL

UNESCO

UNESCO: Education for Sustainable Development (Civic Networks)

PURDUE

NYFA

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PURDUE: Intercultural Learning and Transformative Education (Higher Ed)

NGE

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY: Pressing Social Issues (Filmmakers + Artists)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION: Global Education K12 (High School Systems)

OU?: Wellbeing and Mental Health support online (Higher Ed + Public Health)

SCALABLE APPLICATIONS

PRODUCTION

FISHBOWL RECORDINGS

 

 

Edit Peer Videos that model empathic dialogue for the large group.

Facilitate a small group in their trust building process.

 

RECORD

Record their group process around inspiring course content.

PEER

VIDEOS

Open Invitations for OU students

to intercultural Dialogue Events organised by the:

OU PRESENTATION 190721

By crossingborderseducation

OU PRESENTATION 190721

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