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ERIC Number: EJ1056940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Cinematic Perspectives on Organizational Mentoring
Boyd, David P.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v2 n2 p9-16 2009
Properly conceived and conducted, organizational mentoring can bestow benefits on the suppliant, the mentor and the firm. If prospective protégés assess the context of a mentoring relationship before they enter into one, they can enjoy a bonding experience that facilitates psychological satisfaction and furthers professional advancement. The movie medium is an educative means of appreciating and attaining these positive outcomes. The instructive lens of drama can complement traditional curricular materials in courses on behavioral dynamics. Over the past seven years, the author has assigned a film project in his Leadership classes at the undergraduate and MBA level. Of the 120 films chosen for students projects, five compellingly capture functional and dysfunctional aspects of protégé-protector linkages. After analyzing these films, the paper proposes ten precepts that will enhance the mentoring experience for workplace aspirants.
Descriptors: Mentors, Organizational Development, Group Dynamics, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods, Coaching (Performance), Didacticism, Leadership Training, College Programs, Student Projects, Workplace Learning, Instructional Materials, Dramatics, Role Perception, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Films
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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