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ERIC Number: ED387718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Creativity in Mentoring.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.
Mentoring is a creative alternative to direct instruction and teaching that provides an emotionally supportive relationship for the protege. Skills of the mentor travel with the protege long after the relationship has ended. Mentoring has become a vehicle to enhance the skills and abilities of one's associates, colleagues, and proteges. Typically, an older, wiser adult is paired or matched with a younger colleague in a relationship designed to foster growth and development. Mentoring means different things to folk in different fields. It can be used in education, business, nursing, and other fields and can assist people in becoming more creative, thinking more critically, perceiving solutions to problems, and analyzing situations from different perspectives. Creativity can be enhanced as the mentor serves as a role model for the protege and models creative behavior, critical thinking, analysis, information processing, and possibility thinking. Networking can also be creatively used by administrators to "bring out the best" in young aspiring executives. A call for more research on the mentor relationship and creativity is made. A list of other works on mentoring is provided. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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