To assist in meeting the EDHS 722 goals, learners will be organized into learning teams of approximately four members. Learning team membership will remain stable throughout the course to maximize potential advantages of the experience. The learning teams will serve several purposes including: (1) providing assistance to other members in completing assignments and mastery of course concepts, (2) providing support and encouragement to other team members and (3) providing an opportunity to discuss, debate and apply course material in depth in a small group setting. In addition there are three specific learning team assignments.
The learning teams should be organized by the third class meeting. Ideally, each team will be homogeneous in terms of intended counseling setting but teams should combine a mixture of various learner backgrounds and experiences. These teams of peers will provide an opportunity to grapple with issues and concepts related to the career interventions by professional counselors.
Activities of the learning teams will include:
Learning Team Assignments (See Requirements for details.)
As aspiring professional counselors, each member brings to the learning team unique experiences, backgrounds and skills. The learning team will provide an opportunity to enrich the learning experience for others in the course through appropriate sharing and professional dialogue. The team experience is designed to facilitate synthesis of course concepts. The learning teams are not designed to provide a group counseling experience.