In fact, the name comes from a character named mentor in homer's odyssey he was a trusted advisor to odysseus' son he was a trusted advisor to odysseus' son even though its roots run back thousands of years, however, the recent growth of social learning has given rise to a boom in mentoring and coaching programs. Original mentor was a friend and advisor of telemachus, odysseus' son, in homer's epic poem the odyssey' there are resonating links to mentoring in plato's (427. Many authors refer the reader to the odyssey when discussing the supposed original mentoring dyad: these authors tend to extrapolate from the premise that homer's mentor was a protective, guiding and supportive figure who acted as a wise and trusted counsellor to telemachus, son of king ulysses.
Thinking of a mentor might conjure up visions of a white bearded wise man in flowing robes and sandals or telemachus' adviser in homer's odyssey today the term mentor usually means a more-experienced person who acts as a guide or model for a less-experienced person. What is mentoring and coaching a mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser the term originated from homer's the odyssey, in which odysseus, who was away for 20 years, left his baby son to grow up under the supervision of mentor, an old trusted friend. At durham, mentoring is defined as 'an informal and supportive relationship whereby a more experienced member of staff undertakes to help a new member of staff to learn his/her job and understand its context within the university this echoes the sentiments of megginson & clutterbuck (1995) who.
Before moving on to theoretical questions, i want to offer a very brief summary of the way that mentoring is portrayed in the original text of homer's odyssey (for a much more detailed analysis of mentoring in the odyssey, see colley, 2000a. The oxford dictionary defines mentor as a trusted advisor and coach as an instructor or trainer origin of mentoring mentor is a mythical figure in the greek epic poem, odyssey, by homer mentor is the guardian and tutor of telemachus, whom he raises to manhood while his father is away fighting in troy. Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person the mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but he or she must have a certain area of expertise. 10 studying coaching and mentoring with the purpose of gaining an all-round education it was explicit in these writings that the mentor supported the discussions with reflective and.
Mentoring and coaching are hrd processes often used to induct and introduce staff into places of employment the term mentor has its origins in greek mythology mentor featured as a character in homer's odyssey and as a character in fenelon's adventures of telemachus. A character in homer's epic poem the odyssey could be called the original mentor when odysseus, king of ithaca went to fight in the trojan war, he entrusted the care of his kingdom to mentor when odysseus, king of ithaca went to fight in the trojan war, he entrusted the care of his kingdom to mentor.
In the odyssey, mentor (greek: μέντωρ, méntōr gen: μέντορος) was the son of alcimus in his old age mentor was a friend of odysseus who placed mentor and odysseus' foster-brother. In homer's odyssey, the character of mentor guided the development of odysseus' son, telemachus, from adolescence to adulthood while odysseus was away 4 the character name mentor has been adopted in english to refer to an individual who imparts wisdom to and shares knowledge with a less experienced associate. Story of mentor the story of mentor comes from homer's odysseyodysseus, king of ithaca, fights in the trojan war and entrusts the care of his household to mentor, who serves as teacher and overseer of odysseus' son, telemachus.
In homer's epic the odyssey, odysseus was away from home fighting and journeying for 20 years during that time, telemachus, the son he left as a babe in arms, grew up under the supervision of mentor, an old and trusted friend. 1 detailed guidance on mentoring for new colleagues whilst the word mentoring comes from the story in homers odyssey when odysseus left the upbringing of his son to his trusted friend mentor. Title = coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs: more definitions won't work, abstract = since entrepreneurship is essential to economic growth, there is a keen interest in the developing effective support programs for entrepreneurship.
416:- the coaching and mentoring roles the word mentor comes from the the odyssey, written by the greek poet homer as odysseus (ulysses in the latin translation) is preparing to go to fight the trojan war, he realises he is leaving behind his one and only heir, telemachus. Mentor is introduced in homer's odyssey as own reading of homer's odyssey , an epic tale that was probably written in the modern trends in coaching and mentoring. The name is derived from a character found in homer's odyssey named mentor (in greek μεντωρ) mentor was the trusted friend of odysseus during the trojan war, mentor stayed behind in ithaca to watch over the upbringing of telemachus the son of odysseus. 1 coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs more definitions won't work if you serve too many masters, you'll soon suffer (homer, the odyssey) ruud gm koopman.
The original mentor, in homer's odyssey, was tutor to odysseus' son telemachus the goddess athene appeared to telemachus in disguise as mentor, hence the idea of a mentor as a wise guide the goddess athene appeared to telemachus in disguise as mentor, hence the idea of a mentor as a wise guide. In the odyssey, mentor (greek: μέντωρ, méntōr gen: μέντορος) was the son of alcimusin his old age mentor was a friend of odysseus who placed him and odysseus' foster-brother eumaeus in charge of his son telemachus, and of odysseus' palace, when odysseus left for the trojan war. Mentoring can be described as a formal supportive relationship with an experienced and trusted adviser you can explore the origins of the word mentor from homers odyssey here if you're interested. Reader to the odyssey when discussing the supposed original mentoring dyad: these authors tend to extrapolate from the premise that homer's mentor was a protective, guiding and supportive figure who acted as a wise and trusted counsellor to telemachus, son of king ulysses.