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Developing evidence-based mentoring for better STEM work placements (DEVELOP)

This week we had some great news. Our proposal for the HKdir call Økt arbeidsrelevans i høyere utdanning (Increased work relevance in higher education) was funded! We are excited to get started on developing evidence-based mentoring for better STEM work placement along with an excellent team of partners in 2022!

DEVELOP is a three-year program, involving collaborators from the Institute of Marine Research, NORCE, the University of Bergen, the University of Oslo, the University of Tromsø, and two Centres for Excellence in Education—iEarth and bioCEED.  The project will be coordinated by bioCEED and led by centre director Sehoya Cotner.

DEVELOP will focus on the work placement hosts, with the objective to increase the (learning) outcome for students, hosts and higher education institutions during work placements. DEVELOP seeks the continued input of many work-placement supervisors, in developing a series of on-line modules to assist in mentoring student workers. These modules will be based on a combination of theory, past program evaluation data, and in-depth assessment via student focus groups and host interviews.


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