Enriching the scholarship of teaching: Determining appropriate cross-Professional applications among teaching, counseling, and psychotherapy Article

cited authors

  • Robertson, DL

fiu authors


  • When teaching is construed as facilitating learning rather than imparting knowledge, it becomes an educational helping relationship. In this light, teaching can be understood to share important characteristics with other helping professions, such as counseling and psychotherapy. As teaching is further conceptualized within this paradigm, confusion can develop regarding appropriate applications of concepts from related helping professions to teaching contexts. This article introduces and illustrates an appropriateness criterion that attempts to remove this confusion and thereby facilitate important cross-professional collaborations and further conceptual development of the teaching-as-helping paradigm. © 2000 Human Sciences Press, Inc.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000

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start page

  • 111

end page

  • 125


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