sacs by huanghengdong

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									Making SAC’s Work : The Role of the
           Counselor



                 Joan Rubin
                 (Keynote Speaker)
SAC’s

   Learners need more support in SAC’s than
    we’re giving them

   They don’t know how to be independent or
    responsible.

   They don’t necessarily know how to go about
    learning on their own.
Possible Counselor questions


   What is your goal for this session?
   How are you going to approach the task?
   How are you going to know when you have
    reached your goal?
   What will you do about any learning
    problems that arise?
So…..




There is a need to recognize to
promote independent learning.
The role of the teacher/counselor is to



   Guide, not instruct
   Ask questions, not give answers
   Identify needs, not solve problems
   Increase awareness, offer options, not
    explain and give solutions
   Help them recognize their responsibility in
    the learning process

   Help them clarify learning goals

   Help them establish goals
Our job is to….



   Basically, help learners shift in their belief
    of their role in the learning process.
Effective counseling requires


   Extensive counselor training (skills,
    knowledge)

   Learner orientation

								
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