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210097 UE BAK17b.1: Political Science in practice (2019S)

Peer-Mentoring in Political Science

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

Eine Anmeldung über u:space innerhalb der Anmeldephase ist erforderlich! Eine nachträgliche Anmeldung ist NICHT möglich.
Studierende, die der ersten Einheit unentschuldigt fern bleiben, verlieren ihren Platz in der Lehrveranstaltung.

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max. 20 participants
Language: German



MO: 11.02.2019 von 09.30-18.30 Uhr
DI 12.02. 2019 von 09-30-15.30 Uhr
FR: 22.02.2019 von 09.30 bis 13.30 Uhr

FR 01.03.2019 von 17.00-20.00 Uhr
FR 29.03.2019 von 17.00-20.00 Uhr
FR 12.04.2019 von 17.00-20.00 Uhr
FR 03.05.2019 von 17.00-20.00 Uhr


Aims, contents and method of the course

Prepares and accompanies elder students to be mentors for first term student during the STEOP phase. Most parts of the program are in German, but you can work with multiple languages in the mentoring-teams and during mentoring sessions.

Assessment and permitted materials

-presence during all appointments (1x absence is allowed)
-meetings with menses once every second week
-memos after every meeting, where you reflect on what happened
-final refection paper at the end of the term
-collection of inscription numbers of all mentees
-participation in introduction of the program and the invitation of mentees during the introductory phase
- you will additionally get a soft skill certificate from the CTL

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Peer Mentoring is a program addressing students in their first term at Vienna University/department of political science. Its aim is to facilitate the STEOP phase and helps to accommodate students in their new context. You tasks are:
-full attendance of the preparation seminars (40%)
-engaged cooperation in one of the mentoring teams (40%)
-delivering the protocols in time (20%)
-you are allowed to miss one session during the term.

Examination topics

There is no exam in the classical sense, but you will develop the following competencies:
Mentoring concepts
Team building and Leadership in Groups
Reflection Skills for Group Processes
process-oriented work in groups
transfer of study knowledge

Reading list

Jane Andrews and Robin Clarke (2011): Peer Mentoring Works! How Peer-Mentoring enhances Students' Success. Online Ressource:

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