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ERIC Number: ED188200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Counseling Skills for Instructors.
Moore, William Joseph
Teachers can use basic counseling skills to reduce classroom friction, increase motivation, and increase class and program cohesiveness. Affective development can be emphasized as well as cognitive development and can be a direct product of the relationship between student and teacher. Programs that are successful in producing affective change attack both attitudes and behaviors simultaneously and should be available to teachers who can then provide them for their students. Through such programs teachers can learn these counseling skills to promote their students' affective development: (1) open questions, (2) indirect questions, (3) restatement, (4) clarification, and (5) reflection. Care should be taken so that teachers do not misuse these techniques either by sending students mixed messages (using one technique to motivate a student to write a personal and meaningful paper and another very different technique to criticize the composition) or by trying to be all things to the students, neglecting to refer those students with serious developmental problems to professional counselors or therapists. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Learning Skills Symposium (3rd, Rochester, NY, April 20-22, 1980).