ERIC Number: ED146804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Counseling-Learning in Second Languages.
Curran, Charles A.
This is a description of an instructional method called Counseling-Learning or Counselearning, which combines principles of learning theory with counseling attitudes and techniques. This method can be applied to any learning situation, and when applied to second language learning it is called Community Language Learning. The method is predicated on five stages of learning, during which the focus shifts from the teacher-counselor to the student-psychological client, as the former has progressively less new information to impart to the latter. Each chapter deals with some aspect of the incorporation of personality understanding into the learning process. Chapter one, "An Overview," discusses key concepts of this model. Chapter two, "Learning: A Counseling Model," considers some learning experiences from the point of view of personal involvement. Chapter three discusses "Learning as Total Self-Invested Persons in Community." Chapter four, "Counseling, Teaching Apparatus, and Learning," examines the use of teaching machines, specifically the Chromacord, and its place in this model. Appendices contain: (1) a review of this book by E. Stevick; and (2) an article on the Counseling-Learning model by J. Rardin. A bibliography completes the text. (AM)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Cognitive Processes, Counseling, Educational Innovation, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Personality Theories, Psycholinguistics, Psychology, Second Language Learning, Student Participation, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Machines, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Apple River Press, AH:D. Tranel, P.O. Box 3867, Apple River, Illinois, 61001 ($7.00 each; 20% discount for 10 or over).
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers: Chromacord; Community Language Learning; Counseling Learning