Mentoring Activities in a Summer School

José Couto Marques, Maria Teresa Restivo, Maria Fátima Chouzal

Abstract


Universidade Júnior is a very large educational program for the promotion of knowledge among pre-university children and teenagers launched in 2005 by U.Porto. This extremely popular initiative is currently attracting around 5000 students per year for a variety of learning activities and small research projects offered by the 14 Faculties of U.Porto during July and September. Besides providing a foretaste of university life and vocational orientation, they also give the youngsters a strong incentive to continue their studies into higher education and a knowledge-based career. A key element to the success of this process is the mentoring activity that is developed at two levels: between faculty and the junior tutors and between these and the young students.

Keywords


competencies development; educational programs at STEM level; multidisciplinary activities; youth mentoring

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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