The Counsellor Self-regulated Learning (CSRL) project examines learning strategies that are work based to enhance counselling skills expertise, identifying three conceptual phases of Forethought, Performance and Self-reflection and enhancement of their practice captured through a questionnaire, online interview and online diary. In this study, self-regulated learning is conceptualised as a process that builds on previous knowledge and skills to enhance practice using reflective dialog with self, others and technology. A single case study approach is somewhat limited in scope and while recognising the benefits of being in depth generalisation limitations are acknowledged.
The overarching research questions are:
The hypothesis is that counsellors who exhibit a high SRL score will use different strategies to plan, monitor and reflect on their learning to maintain and develop their advanced counselling skills expertise than counsellors who exhibit a low SRL score. The research investigates whether high and low scored participants use qualitative different set of learning strategies in the workplace as identified by the three SRL phases.
Given the context of the research project highlighted above the following four research goals are set out:
Neil Morrison (Prof Doc student) supervised by Professor Allison Littlejohn (Director of studies), Dr Beth Seymour (2nd supervisor) and Dr. Colin Milligan.
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