Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision
Epistemological Issues in Counselor Preparation: An Examination of Constructivist and Phenomenological Assumptions
pedagogy, phenomenology, constructivism, epistemology
This article clarifies how the epistemological issues of belief justification and truth values relate to counselor preparation methods. Exploring constructivism and phenomenology in detail as well as aspects of positivism relevant to counselor education, we highlight how specific philosophical assumptions about student learning inform counselor education. We propose that counselor educators and researchers may benefit from exploring phenomenology as a supplementary instructional approach to constructivism.
Wilkinson, B. D., Shank, G., & Hanna, F. (2019). Epistemological Issues in Counselor Preparation: An Examination of Constructivist and Phenomenological Assumptions. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(4). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol12/iss4/13