Reference List Entry:

Pon-Barry, Heather, Audrey St. John, Becky Wai-Ling Packard, and Barbara Rotundo. 2019. "A Flexible Curriculum for Promoting Inclusion through Peer Mentorship." In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - SIGCSE ’19, 116-22. Minneapolis, MN: ACM Press.

About this Book Chapter:

This chapter described the Megas and Gigas Educate (MaGE) Training curriculum which “focuses on inclusion as a key tool for creating a welcoming environment that fosters a community of learning”(1116). This program was created for training of computer science peer mentors. The four core modules include: learning processes (e.g., active learning); motivational factors (e.g., self-efficacy and growth mindset); effective feedback and emotional intelligence; and inclusiveness and climate (1117). Preliminary data shows that teaching self-efficacy of mentors increased following implementation of the program. Interviews of 20 mentors showed effectiveness of the program. For the learners, the program showed improved retention of those in future computer science courses.

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