Sixteen experienced mentors throughout Europe were interviewed and asked to describe what attributes a mentor needed when working with a mentee and these are presented graphically in the Word Cloud above. Key themes were identified once the interviews had been transcribed in full. Four attributes stood head and shoulders above the rest:
- Active Listener
A mentee should be able to feel that they can trust their mentor, who in turn will not dissemble and will listen to what they say without being judgemental.
The Word Cloud has now also been translated into the four other partner languages and will be incorporated into the mentoring MOOC as a useful teaching resource.
For further information on the mentorNET Word Cloud please contact Suzie Moon (firstname.lastname@example.org).