Utilizing constructivist research methods, this case study explores how 12 Resident Advisors (RAs) make meaning of the Fall RA training experience, as well as the process of applying what they have learned in training to their living communities. While each RA experienced training and its transfer uniquely, five themes emerged connecting participants' stories: the importance of developing peer relationships, awareness and influence of Resident Directors (RDs), RA experience over time, RA training structure, and RA training content remembered by RAs. Overall, the most critical components of Fall training identified by participants were opportunities to build relationships with their peers, learn from more experienced RAs, and directly apply what was learned during training.Every RA received a training manual at the beginning of training and if presenters or facilitators provided handouts to the staff, everything could be kept in the RA manual, should staff members need to refer to something learned in traininganbsp;...
|Title||:||Exploring how Resident Advisors Create Meaning of Their Paraprofessional Fall Training and Its Transfer: A Constructivist Case Study|
|Author||:||Dean F. Kennedy|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|