Counseling Procedure for Self-Learning (Old)


August 21, 2014
This issue is now obsolete. For latest references please see: KHTK Self-Learning. The specific reference that updates this issue is Counseling Procedure for Self-Learning.


Here is a procedure that may be used by Self-Learning Centers to rehabilitate self-learning.

  1. An unwanted condition exists quite commonly in relation to education. If the person is interested in addressing that area, the education counselor may discuss,

    “Is there something you wanted from education that you failed to get?”

    Identify the unwanted condition in the area of education that the person has been struggling with.

  2. The counselor may then establish the occasion when that unwanted condition began. To locate that occasion he may bracket the earliest time in the person’s life when that condition was there, and an earlier time when the condition was not there. To pinpoint that beginning one may discuss the persons, places, incidents, situations, etc., connected with his education in that period.

  3. Once that occasion is found, the counselor discusses any confusion at the time of that occasion, which is still present in the person’s mind. The counselor gets the person to look at the things that did not go as expected at that time and that interrupted his interest in education.

  4. The counselor then have the person examine that occasion for any drastic shift in his outlook toward education. if so, then the counselor discusses the person’s outlook before and after the shift and how it changed at that occasion.

  5. The counselor probes for possible shocking experience that the person went through that triggered that shift in his outlook. The counselor does not discuss the experience but lets the person look at it carefully. The counselor simply provides any help needed by the person to realize how his difficulties with education start.

  6. The counselor then informs the person of the following policies of the “self-learning” center, and lets him get on with it.

    • This center believes that a person is capable of learning by oneself from childhood.

    • This center supports “Self-learning”.

    • This center does not allow indoctrination.

    • This center does not allow tests other than for diagnostic purposes.

    • This center believes in guiding a learner toward best resources.

    • This center believes that the best learning takes place when it is hands on and involves all the senses.

    • This center believes that one should feel free to make mistakes and learn from them.

    • The counselors of this center are there to help remove confusions through discussion.

    • The discussion policy follows the guidelines of Discussions and what needs to be avoided.


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