This study aims to explore the effectiveness of a guidance and counseling training course in the framework of outcomes based learning and to inquire how teaching and learning experience affect the perceptions of student teachers towards the effectiveness of the course. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected in using pre-post course questionnaires and focused group interviews for 200 students. The results of the study showed that student teachers' perception in the 4 CILOs, problem solving, critical thinking, ethical decision-making and communication and social interaction skills, all showed statistically significant difference after training. The top five main reasons for achieving CILOs were teacher factors, counseling theories, use of real examples/case studies, reading references books and group discussion. Reasons for NOT achieving CILOs were lack of understanding in the counseling theories, lack of practical experience and other factors such as lack of reading after class.
|Published - 2010