ERIC Number: ED457430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Pedagogical Basis for Multifaceted Assessment in Counselor Education.
Yunker, Barbara D.; Stinson, Mary E.
The teaching-learning process for counselors-in-training can be maximized through the use of multifaceted assessments. Extensive research shows the efficacy of involving students in making decisions about their own learning and assessment. The Jacksonville State University counselor education program is used to exemplify how assessment results can become invaluable tools in the teaching-learning process. Their counselor education program is geared to specific learning outcomes and the assessment instruments and procedures used are matched to the types of learning outcomes being evaluated. This document highlights how the multifaceted approach can become a valuable tool that enhances all aspects of the teaching-learning process. Student involvement in all phases of counselor training is recommended. It enables them to demonstrate their critical thinking, their powers of persuasion, and their creativity. Active involvement in the assessment processes fosters students' confidence in their ability to become effective practicing counselors. Appendix One is a description of the Challenge Method. (Contains 16 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In its: Assessment: Issues and Challenges for the Millennium; see CG 031 161.