Online counselling for enhancing relationships

Glasheen, Kevin J. & Campbell, Marilyn A. (2012) Online counselling for enhancing relationships. In Costabile, Angela & Spears, Barbara (Eds.) The Impact of Technology on Relationships in Educational Settings. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), New York, pp. 128-136.

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Most young people are students attending school where their peer relationships impact on their educational outcomes. At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, young people also depend on the communication technologies to assist them with their developing relationships. Increasingly this connectedness to the peer group is being carried out both in the physical and virtual worlds as evidenced by the rapid increase in the membership of social network internet sites. However, schools seem reluctant to implement educational processes that utilize the social networking sites that young people inhabit. In fact, schools seem to be only emphasizing the dangers of enhancing peer relationships do not seem to be acknowledged. Online school counselling could be one way for schools to promote the positive uses of technology to contribute to young people's education and to enhance their social relationships and connectedness.

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ID Code: 49362
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: relationships, technology, young people, online counselling, schools
ISBN: 9780415610087
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2012 23:12
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 05:17

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