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Tutorial practices in a university training device in Mexico

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Published: 2015-11-29

Authors

Viridiana Aydee León Hernández

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5070-9320

Elisa Lugo Villaseñor

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

Keywords: tutoring; academic accompaniment; self-directed learning

Abstract

This work presents the results of a study on the mentoring practices of the academics from an institution of higher education around mentoring and its relation to the construction of autonomous and autodidactic subjectivities in the students. This is a qualitative approach involving interviews with public university tutors. This focus on educational actors allows for the recognition of certain tutoring practices associated mainly with guidelines of a political and educational nature. Linked to the recognition of an increase in student desertion and the incorporation of training models focused on the student and learning, this approach underscores the need to integrate mentoring in educational institutions. Tutors acknowledge that their practices have modified partially with these new practices; however, the figure of the "tutor" was not yet assumed to promoting autonomy, self-directed learning, and self-training in students. From the scenario described above, we could recognize that the issue of mentoring in higher education and its ethical/educational dimension has been underserved in institutional programs, which tend to focus on retention indicators. 

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Author Biographies

Viridiana Aydee León Hernández

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

Es Profesora-Investigadora de Tiempo Completo de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas e Ingeniería en la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM), México. Se doctoró en Educación. Sus líneas de investigación se relacionan con los temas emergentes de innovación educativa y su impacto en los procesos y dispositivos de formación universitaria.

Elisa Lugo Villaseñor

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

Es Profesora-Investigadora de Tiempo Completo del  Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación en la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM), México. Se doctoró en Educación con Línea en Educación Comparada, en la UAEM. Actualmente es Directora General de Formación Integral en la UAEM y sus líneas de investigación se relacionan con las reformas educativas universitarias y su impacto en la innovación curricular y en las nuevas prácticas del docente.
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Published: 2015-11-29

How to Cite

León Hernández, V. A., & Lugo Villaseñor, E. (2015). Tutorial practices in a university training device in Mexico. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23, 117. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v23.1723