Counseling in teacher education

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Counseling is about supporting and challenging students in making decisions, being adaptive, seeing opportunities and acquiring self-knowledge.
Literaturesearch of articles about counseling research in nordic teacher education 2008-2013 shows no results. We started a participant-orientated pilotproject about counseling in teacher education. The aim was to acquire knowledge about how students perceive counseling. This knowledge could help uncover potential areas of development for counselingpractice. In the pilotproject it is tested if the chosen method is suitable for bigger qualitative study.
The study is a qualitative questionnaire survey. The “lifeworld” is central, therefore a phenomenological and hermeneutical approach was chosen, where the student’s perception of the counseling is studied. Central themes: Setting of the counseling and progress of the counselingcourse, content and shape of the counseling and ethics of the counseling. Participants: 13 students answer the survey after counseling. The study had a course of 2 months. Preliminary results show that the method is valid, though the questionnaire needs a revision. Most students (12) experience a support in seeing opportunities and making decisions, while one experience the opposite. 10 students perceive the counseling as guiding and broaching of new perspectives. The results show nothing about abilities to adapt or increased self-knowledge.
Publikationsdato29 maj 2015
StatusUdgivet - 29 maj 2015
BegivenhedNOFA5 Konference Helsinki , May 27-29, 2015: Changing Subjects, Changing Pedagogies: Diversities in School and Education - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Varighed: 27 maj 201529 maj 2015


KonferenceNOFA5 Konference Helsinki , May 27-29, 2015
LokationUniversity of Helsinki


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