Supporting the educational vitality of programs
This interview summaries the concerns, motivation and meaning behind the interventions of an educational advisor in today’s educational context. Ms. Cauchon states that first and foremost, her interventions focus on student learning; the program, as a fundamental structure of the teaching organization, serves as a guideline for thinking and action. Her objectives revolve around program activity and maintain a balance between the rooting of knowledge and its evolution. She describes how she initiates contact with the groups, analyzes the group dynamics, teaches students the importance of searching for their own nature and explains her role in their progress. She further explains how she adapts to the individual teams through observation,, acknowledgment of the decision making dynamics already present in the team, and flexible interventions to achieve an overall general approach. Her final goal is to create a climate of trust, provide meaning and develop autonomy. After underscoring the need to clarify her role, validate and adapt her interventions to team rhythms, she offers her concept of a quality intervention initiated by an educational advisor within a program team.
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