An increasing number of American students are adult learners, and distance learning has become a prominent element in the educational environment. Further, In adult education, epistemology changes from the student learning what the teacher tells him/her to know to a process of the teacher and student working together in the discovery of new knowledge. As such, successful mentoring and coaching are critical to the process. In this assignment, you will explore the relationship of mentoring, coaching, and collaboration and their application to adult learning.
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Write a paper (2,250-2,500 words) that explores the relationship of mentoring, coaching, and collaboration and their application to adult learning. Include the following in your paper:
An analysis of mentoring and coaching in the teaching and learning process. In what circumstances are mentoring and coaching necessary? (Benchmarks Learning Theory 2.1: Differentiate between mentoring and coaching in the teaching and learning process.)
A discussion of how cognition influences coaching and mentoring success.
A discussion of how mentoring and collaboration are applied in adult distance education.