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Teaching in higher education emphasises mainly the cultivation of students’ mental and practical skills, as well as to some degree, the nurturing of students’ social skills. This CDTL Brief looks at some issues surrounding ‘Discipline and Counselling’, modes that educators often employ to influence student behaviour.

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August 2002, Vol. 5 No. 5 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
Care and Control: On the Relationship between Discipline and Counselling in Education
Associate Professor Esther Tan
Head, Psychological Studies Academic Group
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
School discipline has always been a top concern for teachers and educators. In recent years, there has also been an increasing emphasis on the role of counselling in the education process at all levels—primary, secondary and tertiary. Continue reading

Discipline and Student Counselling
Ms Daphne Rodrigues
Senior Student Counsellor
Office of Student Affairs
There are many misconceptions about the relationship between discipline and counselling. By far the most common is the view that counselling or ‘talk therapy’, with its emphasis on empathetic understanding, is the humane alternative to discipline. Continue reading