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CE951 Career Development Theories Module

Career Development and Coaching Studies module

This module aims to develop systematic knowledge and comprehensive understanding of classic and contemporary career development theories from a range of discipline areas.

It also aims at enhancing confident and creative theoretically-informed practice in relation to a range of relevant roles.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Systematically identify career development theories from a range of disciplines.
  • Comprehensively distinguish key concepts within career development theories.
  • Use career development theories to critically interpret case studies.
  • Comprehensively deploy key concepts to analyse case studies.
  • Use the knowledge listed above to creatively evaluate practice.
  • Systematically apply the knowledge listed above to enhance practice.

Outline Syllabus

  • Origins and definitions of career development theory.
  • The facilitation of career development learning. An integrative framework for interpreting career development (integrating a range of perspectives including cultural, educational, systems, social chronological, person-environment fit, life course development, relational, sociological, narrative, and psychodynamic theories)
  • Use of the above to systematically interpret case studies in conceptual terms.
  • Integration into existing and/or future working context.

Summary of teaching
30 hours of blended learning consisting of intensive all-day workshops with further materials provided via a virtual learning environment supported by a module reading pack and tutorial.

Module timing and duration
Usually, this module runs twice a year in October and April.

The assignment consists of a 5,000 word project (100%).

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