Immediate and direct links from university course content to participants’ work practice: A study of Norwegian educational-psychological counsellors’ reflection logs in a post-graduate education program
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Original versionNordic Studies in Education. 2019, 39 (4), 281-293. 10.18261/issn.1891-5949-2019-04-04
This study explores reflection logs produced by course participants during a postgraduate university course arranged for Norwegian educational psychology counsellors. A grounded theory approach revealed that “useful” was a core category. The core category is described through three major categories: (1) Knowledge sharing with colleagues is useful, (2) reflections on models and theoretical concepts are useful, and (3) reflection on the role as an educational psychological service (EPS) counsellor is useful. In all the categories, the notion of useful occurs in the participants’ emphasis on and acknowledgement of the immediate and direct link between the university course content and their daily work practices.