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ERIC Number: ED410515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching Counseling Methods via Satellite.
Ancis, Julie R.
College and university courses and degree programs are increasingly being delivered via distance education, such as interactive televised instruction. An undergraduate human services counseling methods course delivered via televised instruction is presented here. It emphasizes didactic and experiential learning. The challenges of utilizing traditional instructional practices in a skills-based course that progresses from the learning of basic listening skills to more advanced helping approaches using one-way television are explored. Some of the specific issues covered here include the challenges of televised instruction and the importance of active learning. The text uses a current remote teaching course to illustrate various points on the teaching of counseling methods, communicating guidelines, alternative role play configurations, demonstration and modeling, discussion and small group activities, and question sessions. The use of media, such as having the students send in pictures of themselves to personalize the classroom experience and minimize feelings of alienation, is also presented. It is emphasized that the instructor's attitude towards technology and nontraditional formats influences students' attitudes regarding distance learning. Contains 14 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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