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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Dorothea
dc.contributor.authorGremillion, Helen
dc.contributor.authorCheshire, Aileen
dc.description.abstractThe aims and objectives of this pilot project are to 1) develop best practices in the teaching of narrative work; 2) provide a unique and powerful lens for understanding the effectiveness of narrative therapy; and 3) identify intersections between teaching and professional practice in this field. Students in the 2009 PGDip Counselling course at Unitec were interviewed about their positive learning experiences to determine whether these experiences are akin to extant client accounts of successful therapeutic work. Similarities between these two sets of experiences would allow research on teaching practice in this field to inform understandings of effective narrative work. The researchers found that there are indeed significant similarities between these two sets of experiences. Specifically both the teaching and the practicing of successful narrative ideas entail 1) decentring “expert” knowledge; 2) centering the agency of learners (students and clients); and 3) the creation of reflective, interactive, and dialogical space. Positioning theory has emerged as a useful set of ideas for capturing these conclusions, which speak to aim/objectives #2 and #3. Aim/objective 1 will follow from publication and further research.en_NZ
dc.subjectnarrative therapyen_NZ
dc.subjectprofessional practiceen_NZ
dc.subjectpositioning theoryen_NZ
dc.titleTeaching narrative counselling as a transformative practice: A pilot study investigating whether student learning is akin to client experiencesen_NZ
dc.rights.holderDorothea Lewis, Helen Gremillion and Aileen Cheshireen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLewis, D., Gremillion, H., & Cheshire, A. (2010). Teaching narrative counselling as a transformative practice: A pilot study investigating whether student learning is akin to client experiences [unpublished Unitec Research Committee Research Report].en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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