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ERIC Number: EJ861008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Imagination and Interpretation: Academic Advising and the Humanities
Hagen, Peter L.
NACADA Journal, v28 n2 p14-20 Fall 2008
This article presents a speech delivered by the author for the Kent M. Christiansen Memorial Lecture series in April 2008 at Arizona State University. The author discusses why he thinks that approaches to academic advising theory and research that arises out of the humanities can be of great value to practitioners in the field of academic advising. The author believes that academic advisors can learn a great deal about advising if they approach it in the same ways that other academics approach their subjects in literature, philosophy, and history. Moreover, he claims that academic advisors can use the same kinds of tools that they use to do their research: (1) imagination; and (2) interpretation. The author also focuses on the role of theory and research in academic advising.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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