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Emerald Literati Award 2018

4 October 2018

Emmajane Milton

A paper exploring the professional learning of mentors has been awarded an Emerald Literati Award for Excellence.

Authored by Emmajane Milton, reader and co-director of the Masters in Educational Practice (MEP), and Dr Caroline Daly, Honorary Visiting Professor and fellow co-director of the MEP programme, the paper was published in the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.

An analysis of external mentors’ learning experiences in Wales, the research reported eight principles required to meet the learning and development needs of mentors in order to maximise their capacity to support new teachers to achieve their full potential.

These principles include the necessity of promoting inclusion and diversity in the mentor community and the need to resist simple solutions and quick fixes to learning and improvement.

Emmajane was also recently awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy, which celebrate and recognise individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.

Now in their 25th year, the Emerald Literati Awards aim to celebrate and reward authors’ and reviewers’ outstanding contributions to scholarly research.

Emerald Publishing, a publisher of over 300 journals and more than 2500 books, selected 245 Outstanding Papers and 513 Highly Commended Papers globally. Papers are assessed across a range of six areas: internationality; diversity; support for scholarly research; encouragement of applied research (impact); commitment to high quality scholarship; and a desire to ensure reader, author and customer experience is the best it can be.

Of winning the award, Emmajane said: “I am really delighted to have received this award - high quality mentoring is critical to supporting the education profession and is much harder than people think! The 150 mentors who supported practicing teachers on the Masters in Educational Practice were an inspirational group of individuals whose contribution was central to success of the programme.”

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