VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
A Model of Pedagogy for Beginning Counselor Educators
Mary A. Fernandez
Counselor educators invest time creating their own counseling theoretical orientation and also take time to develop a pedagogical model. Knowing the process takes time, the author provides a framework to facilitate the transition from doctoral student to professor of counselor education. A flexible pedagogical model could ease the stress of teaching, soon after enduring the rigors of the dissertation. What a pedagogical model is or should be is not clear, but the need for diverse teaching strategies exists (Sacks, Earle, Prnjat, Jarrett, & Mendes, 2002). Using multiple teaching strategies is foundational to a learner-focused pedagogy. Granello and Hazler (1998) believe that a learner-focused pedagogy “allows for the less hierarchical and more flexible structure that would seem to fit counselor education students” (p. 93).