Career Development and Coaching Studies module
Module running in 2022/23
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.
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.
- 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%).