Discovering Role Models: Peer-Led Mentoring in Schools

Module code: X4910E
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

Discovering Role Models trains you to create and facilitate workshops for local secondary school pupils. The module provides theoretical grounding and practical training to work collaboratively with your peers, developing skills and confidence in participatory facilitation and working with young people.

The module’s focus draws across substantive issues including:

  • mental health
  • racism
  • sex and relationships
  • expert safeguarding training
  • critically rethinking traditional models of education.

You may take this as a stand-alone module, but you can only take ‘Developing role models’ (X4911E) in semester 2 (in which the practical school-based work takes place) if you have completed this module.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding, interpersonal skills and confidence to successfully and meaningfully engage in the Role Model project.
  • Reflect on, discuss and present individual experiences of childhood, education and family life, PHSE curriculum topics (e.g. mental health, food and body image, sexuality and gender) which inform or challenge their own opinions;
  • Develop and employ specific study skills (including: academic writing and independent learning) and creative ways to construct and present informed positions and arguments