ERIC Number: ED145316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Techniques of Learning: Self-Modification of Academic Behavior--Trainer's Manual.
Zimmerman, Jeff; Handfield, Victoria
The concept and training procedures of a university-based, student-operated program designed to help other students in the area of academic effectiveness is described in this training manual. The manual offers the guidelines for training peer counselors in the techniques of individual academic counseling, group leadership skills in a co-leadership format, and academic effectiveness. The manual contains an outline and detailed procedures for an initial 30-hour intensive-training workshop, as well as modules for continuing, ongoing, in-service training. Topics covered are behavioral self-control, assertiveness training, anxiety management, counseling techniques, and group co-leadership skills. The manual is presented in a straightforward, simple format designed to ease training design and translation of this model into a variety of settings. The purpose, procedures, behavioral consequences, and trainer notes of each training module are included. The training offers an experience of self-discovery for both trainees and trainers through an experimental format. This manual is designed to be most useful when accompanied by the "Manual for Staff Members", a service operation manual. Both of these manuals were produced under a grant from The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Office of Youth Development. This program is one of six student-operated, peer-counseling services in the Peer Environmental Analysts, Counselors, Educators (PEACE) Program at American University. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Assertiveness, Behavior Change, College Students, Counselor Training, Guides, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Learning, Peer Counseling, Program Guides, Self Control, Training
Order Department, American Psychological Association, 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (HC $8.00, MF $4.00, order number JSAS MS. l374, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.
Note: For related document, see CG 011 822