ERIC Number: ED145315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Techniques of Learning: Self-Modification of Academic Behavior--Manual for Staff Members.
Handfield, Victoria; And Others
The "Manual for Staff Members" describes the Techniques of Learning Program, a part of the Peer Environmental Analysts, Counselors, Educators (PEACE) Program at American University. PEACE is a large, student-operated peer counseling program that consists of six services and related academic courses. Techniques of Learning is a program that teaches student peer counselors the techniques of behavioral self-control of academic material. These students are additionally trained in communication and helping skills, and small group training techniques, which then enable them to conduct small groups of students enrolled in an undergraduate course designed to increase the student's academic effectiveness. The peer counselors work both individually and in small groups, utilizing the student's present academic experiences as a focus for the course. The manual describes the structure of the program, the student leadership, the use of professional resources, and the various roles of peer counselors. It details the specific class agenda for both peer counselor and student classes. Initial training is explained, and some research on the program is evaluated. The manual is designed to be used in conjunction with the "Trainer's Manual" (MS. 1374), which describes the training of peer counselors. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Change, College Students, Counselor Training, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Learning, Peer Counseling, Program Guides, Self Control, Self Help Programs, Staff Role, Student Participation
Order Department, American Psychological Assocation, 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (HC $9.00, MF $4.00, order number JSAS MS. 1373, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.
Note: For related documents, see CG 011 823