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Career Studies Research Seminar 2015

Wednesday 10th June 2015
The University of Warwick
Location: Main Campus


Seminar Programme

2pm Introduction and welcome

2.15pm Career education and guidance (CEG) and social justice (Word Document)
Speaker: Kristin Midttun
Kristin Midttun will give a talk based on her Master’s dissertation on CEG and social justice. The main objectives of her research have been to explore how reflexivity and enactment can be stimulated among career practitioners. Taking an action research approach, Kristin has developed a professional reflexivity workshop on social justice which has been trialled and evaluated in cooperation with career practitioners and trainers.

3.15pm Break

3.45pm Changing the discourse of women’s work: Challenges for theory, research and practice (Powerpoint Presentation)
Speaker: Professor Wendy Patton
The topic for Professor Patton’s presentation will be: Changing the discourse of women’s work: Challenges for theory, research and practice. The presentation will draw from 3 key recent books:

  • Bimrose, J., McMahon, M., Watson, M. (2015). (Eds.). Women’s career development throughout the lifespan: An international exploration. London: Routledge
  • Doherty, C., Patton, W., & Shield, P. (2015). Family mobility: Reconciling career opportunities and educational strategy. London, UK: Routledge
  • Patton, W. (2013). (Ed.).Conceptualising women’s working lives: Moving the boundaries of discourse. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

4.45 Closing remarks

5pm Close

Speaker biographies
kristin_web.gif Kristin Midttun works as a Senior Adviser in the National Unit for Lifelong Guidance, a subsidiary to the Ministry of Education in Norway. Her responsibilities relate to the Unit’s main goals: to coordinate Norwegian career education and guidance (CEG) across sectors, to increase access for all, and to develop quality and professionalism within Norwegian CEG. Kristin is particularly engaged in the ethical aspects of CEG, and is in charge of a process to develop national ethical guidelines for CEG practitioners. Kristin has previously worked as a career counsellor and deputy head at the Career Centre at the University of Oslo; and in the life coaching and counselling of abused women. She has just concluded her Master’s in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education at the University of Warwick. Previous training includes postgraduate studies in sociology, leadership, management and coaching.
Prof Wendy Patton Professor Wendy Patton is Executive Dean, Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and an Associate Fellow of Warwick's Institute for Employment Research. Following time as a teacher and school counsellor, she has taught and researched in the areas of career development and counselling for more than 25 years, having introduced the Master’s level career development course into QUT in 1994. She has co-authored and co-edited 10 books, and is currently Series Editor of the Career Development Series with Sense Publishers. This Series has contributed 7 books to the career development literature since 2006. Professor Patton has published widely with more than 150 refereed journal articles and book chapters. She serves on a number of national and international journal editorial boards, including Australian Journal of Career Development, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, The Career Development Quarterly, and International Journal of Educational and Vocational Guidance.