MENTORING RESEARCH STUDENTS
AbstractMentoring is a professional relationship between a mentor and a mentee to support and encourage learning in the mentee. Research in educational institutions is a scholarly activity facilitated by a faculty member who is the research supervisor and also a mentor who can introduce the young students to the challenges of academic research. This is possible through a mature relationship wherein a supervisor cum mentor can facilitate best possible learning outcomes for their research students with help of some interpersonal strategies that can be employed by them. These include being available for the students, attentively listen to them, communicate expectations, develop a collective feeling, provide feedback and broaden their horizon by encouraging them to participation and interact with other researchers.
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