Assessing the structure of learning outcomes from counselling using the SOLO taxonomy: an exploratory study

Burnett, Paul C. (1999) Assessing the structure of learning outcomes from counselling using the SOLO taxonomy: an exploratory study. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 27(4), pp. 567-580.

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Thirty-five clients who had received counselling completed a letter to a friend describing in as much detail as possible what they had learned from counselling. The participants' written responses were analysed and classified using the Structure of Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy. The results suggested that an expanded SOLO offers a promising and exciting way to view the outcomes of counselling within a learning framework. If the SOLO taxonomy is found to be stable in subsequent research, and clients are easily able to be classified using the taxonomy, then this approach may have implications for the process of counselling. To maximise the learning outcomes, counsellors could use strategies and techniques to enhance their clients' learning.

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ID Code: 27105
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Structure of Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy, Counselling, Client's learning
DOI: 10.1080/03069889908256291
ISSN: 0306-9885
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Taylor and Francis
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2009 22:57
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:59

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