Working on each others' ideas: mentoring circles as a method of supporting remote Australian Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal nursing students

Mills, Jane, Felton-Busch, Catrina, Park, Tanya, Maza, Karen, Mills, Frances, Ghee, McCauley, Hitchins, Marnie, and Chamberlain-Salaun, Jennifer (2014) Working on each others' ideas: mentoring circles as a method of supporting remote Australian Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal nursing students. In: Abstracts from the 10th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. p. 293. From: QI2014: 10th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, 21-24 May 2014, Champaign, IL, USA.

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A mentoring circle is a teaching and learning strategy that has been used to support students in tertiary education. In this study researchers implemented a mentoring circle at a remote satellite university campus in the Torres Strait, Australia using an action research approach. The aim of the study was to foster the emotional and social growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing students to improve the students' experience and retention rates. Results of the study showed mentoring circles do support the development of emotional intelligence, which students need to work effectively in a university setting. Although this study was conducted within a nursing degree in a Torres Strait Island community, its findings have potential for use in other contexts.

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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 04:17
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 80%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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