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NBS8963 : Developing Dyadic Coaching and Mentoring Practice (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Amy Stabler
  • Lecturer: Dr Angelique Toit, Mrs Ruth Leggett
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim of this practice-based module is to enable learners to develop and enhance, to an advanced level, their knowledge, understanding and practice of Dyadic Coaching and Mentoring. The module will provide learners with the opportunity to advance and integrate their personal practice philosophy and values with contemporary coaching and mentoring theory. By the end of the module, learners will have:

• Reviewed and reframed their position and values in relation to dyadic coaching and mentoring practice
• Critically analysed and integrated contemporary coaching theory for dyadic coaching and mentoring
• Enhanced ethical awareness in relation to responsible practice

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will include topics such as:

•       Positioning coaching and mentoring as a discipline
•       Overview of the development of coaching and mentoring as a professional practice and contributing schools of thought.
•       Contemporary discourses in coaching and mentoring
•       Case studies of empirical coaching research
•       Personal reflection on self as a practitioner to develop own coaching and mentoring identity
•       Introduction to coaching and mentoring ethics

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion601:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture43:0012:00PiP - 4x1 day study blocks across the programme which can be easily pivoted online if required
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities121:0012:00Online learning activities designed to support scheduled face-to-face learning
Guided Independent StudySkills practice121:0012:00Application of learning into the workplace
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study241:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion41:004:00Online discussion activities designed to prepare for scheduled face-to-face learning
Guided Independent StudyDistance Learning Advance Preparation461:0046:00To prepare for synchronous sessions and broaden and deepen knowledge for practice application
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching methods recognise the importance of learners learning about context, content and processes for their own individual and organisational development of advanced professional practice.

The teaching and learning methods support achievement of the module’s learning outcomes. The processes of teaching and learning, within this blended learning module, include but are not limited to the following: Face-to-face and online opportunities to acquire knowledge and understanding of theory in practice are provided through attending lectures, listening to and watching podcasts and/or videos, reading and research, and work-based and reflective learning. Learning through dialogue, discussion and collaboration, in face-to-face teaching and online, enables students to articulate, respond to and provide feedback on theory, knowledge and practice application, and to question and challenge their work-based practices. Collaborative social learning, online and in the classroom, is a hallmark of the module and will involve peer learning, co-production of knowledge and ideas about practice, and feedback.

As a post-experience programme, contextualising theory in practice requires not only academic input but also practitioners’ knowledge and expertise and, therefore, some lectures or workshops will be taught by adjunct staff. Reflection on practice, through completion of a reflective journal, supports the learner to evaluate their understanding of the relevant subject knowledge, and to question and challenge their work-based practices, through applying and integrating theory in practice.

Students are expected to enhance their face-to-face and online learning by independent reading and enquiry, for which they are given guidance on relevant materials.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1003,000 words Critical Analysis
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Reflective log1MPreparation for summative assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Formative Feedback

Formative feedback is provided throughout the module by encouraging learners to respond to questions and engage
in reflection, dialogue, debate and discussion in online and face-to-face contexts. Collaborative learning, online and in the classroom, is a hallmark of the module and involves co-production of knowledge and ideas about practice, and feedback.

Summative Feedback

The module assessment enables learners to achieve the learning outcomes and to consolidate their learning by
articulating their conceptual understanding and how it is used in practice. It comprises:

A critical analysis, of 3,000 words, of the learner's coaching and/or mentoring identity using coaching and mentoring theory which represents the learner's position in relation to the field and ethical practice.

Summative feedback on the assessment will include ‘feed forward’, enabling learners to improve future academic
and/or practice action.

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