I Support The Civic Friendship Model

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In my first essay, I attempted to define academic advising through (Rawlins & Rawlins, 2005) Article viewing it as a civic friendship. I support the civic friendship model, which is a shared model. I looked at various components in different models that were important which resulted in the shared model of Inter-Collaborative-Dyadic-Friendship (ICDF). An important point is illustrated by (Yarborough,2005) when it comes to learning in higher education, that is “ Learning, in higher education environment, requires an ongoing process that assesses and compares the thoughts feeling and goals of student and instructor/advisor (p.61). Having a space available to talk about these issues can help with the “ development and practical application…show more content…
Missing component: A key component of this is what research refers to as Active Listening.Research show that there are three components to active listening “the first element involves expressing interest in the speaker 's message by displaying nonverbal involvement by way of back channeling. Second element includes from refraining from judgment and paraphrasing the speaker 's message. An example of this would be I can see why you 're frustrated. Third active listening may also include asking questions to encourage the speaker to elaborate on his or here beliefs or feeling”(weger et al ,p.14,2014). Actively listening helps establish connection through dialogue. It is my goal to better establish connection through dialogue in order to better the advising experience. Listening to how the advisee answers the questions the advisor is asking them can reveal a lot about their prefered communication style it is up to the advisor to key in on trigger words so they can adjust to the students needs accordingly. This type of model supports the goal of academic advising because it recognizes the listening actively is an ongoing process just like collaboration, civic-friendship and learning.From here, I will be evaluating the orientation process with respect to how to improve upon audience needs through active listening which would result in a more integrated orientation. This presents an opportunity to improve the message that is
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