Greek mythology provides
the origin of the term mentor. The goddess Athene
assumed the identity of a noble, Mentor, to guide and teach Telemachus,
son of Odysseus.
Modern-day mentors assume
diverse roles. Business mentoring moves towards coaching in a
corporate setting, helping to develop management skills, promote
diversity or introduce new graduates to the business world.
| Elsewhere, mentoring moves towards counselling,
for example in seeking to break the cycle of substance abuse or criminal
offending, or develop key learning skills in young underachievers.
The way in which the mentor aims to transfer
ownership of the learning process to the mentee is the key to successful
explores differing aspects of mentoring, all sharing a common theme
- change, growth and learning.
An annotated extract from a mentoring conversation.
Homelessness Access Project
Aims to remove the barriers homeless young
people face in accessing mainstream training programmes
and finding jobs.
Is a new concept of using mentoring to assist young
companies with high potential, preferably within
the international arena.
in Mainland Europe and the Republic of Ireland
Interim report on features
of practical mentoring schemes in Western Europe outside
the UK. The author undertook a literature and internet review
on behalf of Herts TEC, involving field trips where appropriate.
Further details are awaited on mentoring schemes in the
advantages and disadvantages of using email to support distant
As computer-assisted learning
is becoming widespread, mentoring or coaching via e-mail
is increasing. Computer-assisted learning includes computer-based
training, interactive training programmes and materials
downloaded from the internet.
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