Learning to change: the rationale for the use of motivational interviewing in higher education

Harvey Wells, Anna Jones

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    Abstract

    Motivational interviewing is a technique developed for use in clinical contexts in order to help people change unhealthy behaviours. However, because it is centred on change, is non-judgemental and collaborative it is ideal to be adapted for use in teaching. This paper considers the theoretical basis for its use in higher education settings by examining the underpinnings of the technique and the ways in which it fits within thinking about education. We address some of the challenges to the use of motivational interviewing and consider how it can be conceptualised for use in teaching.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-118
    Number of pages8
    JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
    Volume55
    Issue number1
    Early online date20 Jun 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • higher education
    • motivational interviewing
    • teaching
    • change
    • learning
    • motivation

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