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Schlossberg's Transition Theory

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Erin Biddlecombe

on 11 August 2010

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Transcript of Schlossberg's Transition Theory

An Introduction to Student Development Theory:
Nancy Schlossberg's Transition Theory Today's Learning Outcomes Student Development Theories:
What do you already know? Why use Student Development Theory?
Schlossberg's Transition Theory: review it! Case study: apply it! Caution! References Contact us Darran Fernandez, Alumni Relations Officer, Students and Young Alumni - BA, MEd

Erin Linde, Student Development Officer, Engineering - BSc, MEd Evans, N.J., Forney, D.S., & Guido-DiBrito, F. (1998). Student Development in college: Theory, research, and practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Schlossberg, N.K. (1981). A model for analyzing human adaptation to transition. Counseling Psychologist, 9(2), 2-18.

Schlossberg, N.K. (1984). Counseling adults in transitions. New York: Springer Publishing Company. Darran Fernandez

Erin Linde
Theories should help guide your work, as a framwork for how you approach your work.

Students are NOT all the same
Today's students NOT = the students of the past
Form groups of 4 or 5
Review the case + determine your approach (25 mins)
present your response (5 mins/group)
Transition depends on:
1. Situation
2. Self
3. Support
4. Strategies

best practice to use it (and researcH)
how the profession approaches work
Lends credibility to YOU and profession

Participants (yoU) will walk away with:
1. An understanding of why Student Affairs uses SD theory
2. An understanding of Schlossberg's transition theory.
3. the ability to apply Schlossberg's transition theory. But first, a bit of Glee
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