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Old Dominion University

1994

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

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Advising From A Constructive Developmental Perspective, Garrett J. Mcauliffe, Roger F. Strand Jan 1994

Advising From A Constructive Developmental Perspective, Garrett J. Mcauliffe, Roger F. Strand

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

Advisors can enhance development by, first, identifying student's meaning-making assumptions and, second, challenging those assumptions while offering support as students struggle to increase the complexity of meaning making. Constructive developmental theory is offered as a useful framework from which to encourage greater student ownership of the educational planning process. Methods of assessing and enhancing development are suggested. Two cases that depict advising from the constructive developmental perspective are offered.