Mentoring Across Cultures and Professions: Approaches and Methods

  • Petr Osipov
  • Julia ZiyatdinovaEmail author
  • Indira Irismetova
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1135)


Mentoring is an informal process of transferring knowledge within an organization through internalization and socialization. Mentoring has a long history being one of the earliest forms of learning through apprenticeship. Recent years, however, have seen many publications on new forms of mentoring with different terms applied, e.g. tutoring, coaching, facilitation, shadowing and etc. The topic is interesting for researchers in engineering education from different countries, yet there has been no complex analysis done to compare approaches and methods of mentoring in various cultures and professions. Such an analysis can show similarities and differences and help in finding the best approaches to apply mentoring for engineering university and engineering workplace practice worldwide.


Mentoring Cultures Professional development Engineering education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Osipov
    • 1
  • Julia Ziyatdinova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Indira Irismetova
    • 1
  1. 1.Kazan National Research Technological UniversityKazanRussian Federation

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