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ERIC Number: ED278896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Counseling as a Critical-Thinking Activity.
Feare, John R.
Counseling is one of the processes through which men and women may learn to take increasing responsibility for their self-creation as they apply what they learn in classrooms and elsewhere to their life-planning. Counseling is a learning process. Each person is in the process of creating his or her own life; this process will be enhanced by high quality learning experiences which encourage probing of ultimate questions and concentration on what really matters. In counseling sessions the counselor guides the counselee through a process of self- and social criticism for the purposes of problem solving, decision making, goal setting, and/or conflict resolution. Counseling is a critical thinking activity; the counselor is a facilitator of learning. Learning is facilitated by different people in different settings, by instructors in classrooms and by counselors in counseling sessions. The traditional community college division into instructional and student services makes no sense in this formulation. More and more people are championing critical thinking; ideally this critical thinking should include self-criticism. (ABL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A