Those selected to act as mentors will find themselves continually having to give feedback. Inexperienced mentees may want to ask, 'How am I doing?' More experienced mentees may ask, 'If I do it this way, do you think that it will be better?'
Feedback provides mentees with important information about how their behaviour is perceived by others. Effective feedback is essential to learning, by increasing awareness of both what individuals are doing and how they are doing it. It is essential that mentors develop skills associated with effective feedback if they are to support the learning of others.