Glossary

Terms commonly used in the alcohol and other drug field are listed below.

All A B C D E F G H I K
L M O P Q R S T W Z

Mentor | Mentoring | Meta Analysis | Mixed Mode Delivery | Morbidity | Multifaceted | Multiskilling

Mentor

An experienced and trusted advisor (Knight and Nestor, 2000). [Knight and Nestor, 2000]

Mentoring

Mentoring refers to a range of collaborative activities, whereby a person with more experience in a particular area (the mentor) works with another, less experienced person (the protégé) to enhance learning, knowledge and skill transfer and to offer support (McDonald, 2002). [McDonald, 2002]

Meta Analysis

A study which uses recognised procedures to amalgamate results from several studies of the same or similar interventions to arrive at composite outcome scores. Usually undertaken to enable effectiveness to be assessed with greater confidence than could have been on the basis of each individual study (Drug and Alcohol Findings, 2000).

Mixed Mode Delivery

A combination of learning modes to deliver a course or module, such as distance education and face-to-face study in classes, tutorials, practical sessions or workshops (Knight and Nestor, 2000). [Knight and Nestor, 2000]

Morbidity

Ill health experienced at either an individual or population wide level (NCETA, 2002).

Multifaceted

Having many facets or aspects.

Multiskilling

Training workers in a number of skills, enabling them to perform a variety of tasks or functions across traditional boundaries. Multiskilling may be horizontal (broad skilling), vertical (upskilling) or diagonal (contributory skilling) (Knight and Nestor, 2000). [Knight and Nestor, 2000]


References

Knight, A., Nestor, M. (2000). A glossary of Australian vocational education and training terms. National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd, Adelaide.


McDonald, J. (2002). Mentoring: An Age Old Strategy for a Rapidly Expanding Field: A What, Why and How Primer for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA). (324KB)