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ERIC Number: ED165020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-30
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
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A Learning Community at West Valley College; A Videotaped Application of Rogerian Theory; Learning Theory and Applications.
Seiquist, Jack
This practicum describes a videotaped growth group/learning community experience designed and facilitated by a counselor as a practical application of Carl Rogers' theory on encounter groups. The goal was to increase students' interpersonal effectiveness. The purpose of the practicum was fourfold: (1) to form a learning community and videotape three group meetings as part of the learning strategy; (2) to apply Rogerian theory; (3) to evaluate student response, learning, and growth; and (4) to produce a demonstration videotape (edited from the three videotapes) to illustrate the learning community experience. A total of l2 meetings (one per week) were held. Videotapes were used for feedback. After the last meeting, each student filled out an evaluation questionnaire. On the whole, students reported that they were reasonably satisfied with the experience. They stated that they had gained new communication skills or improved ones they already possessed. Students reacted favorably to the videotapes, feeling the experience was useful in modifying their behaviors, enhancing self-image, and increasing self-confidence. Recommendations for expanded implementation of the practicum are included. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A