The mentor uses paraphrasing intentionally to build trust, demonstrate understanding, and extend or deepen thinking.
As a mentor works with the mentee, the mentor uses and identifies the three key purposes of paraphrasing in a mentoring conversation. The strategies employed by the mentor will be captured on video and reflected upon.
Paraphrasing is a conversation skill (oral or written) that is used to engage a mentee in collaborative problem solving and reflective thinking by restating and/or reframing the mentee’s words. The flow of information should come from the mentee. Purposeful paraphrasing can help a mentor build trust and maintain focus on a mentee’s needs and ideas, while also building the mentee’s capacity for more effective thinking about practice.
Three key purposes for paraphrasing in a mentoring conversation
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
Submit one video or audio recording of a mentoring conversation that demonstrates your competence in paraphrasing. Your video or audio submission will be assessed based on the following rubric. You must earn a “Yes” on this portion of the submission in order to earn the micro-credential.
(Video/audio should not exceed seven minutes total and may be comprised of up to three edited clips.)
Submit a reflection on the use of paraphrasing in the mentoring conversation shown in the recording. Use the following prompts as a guide:
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