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Session design: integrating theory and practice

This module is taught largely via an attendance-based course. The following additional materials are designed to assist with:

1/ Designing a Session Plan
2/ Concept Mapping
3/ Course Design


1/ Designing a Session Plan
These materials consist of 5 narrative-assisted Powerpoint presentations. There are also two Word documents that you will need towards the end of the fourth Powerpoint subtitled 'personal experience'. The narratives take some minutes to download or they can be saved to your PC. In order to listen to the audio, you may need to adjust the volume on your computer to the right level. The Powerpoint slides must be viewed in Slideshow for the audio to play. If you prefer not to use the audios, the slides can either be read online with the sound off or downloaded and read in hard copy form.

Designing a session plan: introduction (Powerpoint Presentation)
Designing a session plan: experiential learning theory (Powerpoint Presentation)
Designing a session plan: critical pedagogical theory (Powerpoint Presentation)
Designing a session plan: personal experience (Powerpoint Presentation)
Designing a session plan: career stories session plan (Word Document)
Designing a session plan: career stories exercise sheet (Word Document)
Designing a session plan: summary (Powerpoint Presentation)

2/ Concept Mapping
This is an expanded version of the approach to concept mapping discussed on the course. It includes the grids on career management, career types, career theory and career and learning.
Concept mapping (Powerpoint Presentation)

3/ Course Design
Here are some examples of CDL programmes and sessions provided for the purposes of critique. They are also provided in the reading pack in hard copy.

A career studies module

A work-related learning module

Understanding careers