Global Journal of Educational Research

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Gestures in Guidance and Counselling and Their Pedagogical/Androgogical Implications

PM Anake, LJ Asor


The purpose of this paper was to x-ray the implications of gestures, their usage and relevance in guidance and counselling. The historical background of guidance and counselling was traced and concepts like guidance, counselling and gesture were clarified. Gestures as non-verbal cues in counselling do not stand on its own but embedded in other counselling techniques used during a counselling process from the beginning to the ending of counselling interview. The various forms of gestures, uses and application and their implications were explained to illustrate how gestures can be identify, explored and utilized by the experienced guidance counsellor and a conscientiser to help his/her client during counselling interview.
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