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Further reading


The list contains both core and optional reading and acts as a reference list in relation to the module materials. Core readings are highlighted in bold and provided in the reading pack.



Amundsen, C., Weston, C. and McAlpine, L. (2008) Concept mapping to support university academics’ analysis of course content, Studies in higher education, 33 (6): 633-652.

Argyris, C. and Schon, D. (1974), Theory in practice: increasing professional effectiveness, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Barnett, R. (2007) A will to learn: being a student in an age of uncertainty, Maidenhead: Open University Press and the Society for Research into Higher Education.

Beard, C., Wilson, J.P. and McCarter, R. (2007) Towards a theory of e-learning: experiential e-learning, Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism education, 6 (2): 3-15.

Biggs, J. (1996) Enhancing teaching through constructive alignment, Higher education, 32 (3): 347-364).

Brown, R. (2000) Group processes: dynamics within and between groups (2nd edn.), Oxford: Blackwell.*

Centre for Career Management Skills (2010) New directions in career studies: English and Media degrees, http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/ccms/New_Directions_in_Career_Studies_English_and_Media_Degrees_booklet.pdf (accessed 15 June 2011).

Coffield, F., Moseley, D., Hall, E. and Ecclestone, K. (2004) Learning style and pedagogy in post-16 learning: a systematic and critical review, London: Learning and Skills Research Centre & Learning and Skills Development Agency.

Collin, A. (1998) Re-thinking the relationship between theory and practice: practitioners as map-readers, map-makers – or jazz players? in R. Edwards, R. Harrison and A. Tait (eds.), Telling tales: perspectives on guidance and counselling in learning, London: Routledge.

Daws, P.P. (1977) Are careers education programmes in secondary schools a waste of time? - a reply to Roberts, British journal of guidance and counselling, 5 (1): 10-18.

Edwards, R. (1997) Changing places: flexibility, lifelong learning and a learning society, London: Routledge.

Edwards, R., Harrison, R., & Tait, A. (eds.) (1998) Telling tales: perspectives on guidance and counselling in learning, Routledge: London.

Exley, K and Dennick, R. (2004) Small group teaching: tutorials, seminars and beyond, London: Routledge Falmer.

Frigerio, G., Mendez, R. and McCash, P. (2012) Re-designing work-related learning: a management studies placement module, Coventry: Career Studies Unit.

Fry, H., Ketteridge, S. and Marshall, S. (1999) A handbook for teaching and learning in higher education: enhancing academic practice, London: Kogan Page.
Extracts provided.

Hirsh, W. (2008) Career development in employing organisations: practices and challenges from a UK perspective, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 20: 18-22.

Hodkinson, P. (2008) Understanding career decision-making and progression: careership revisited, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 21: 4-17.

Horn, J. (2007) Prioritising learner development in careers education: a model for higher education, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 17: 30-34.

Illeris, K. (Ed.) (2009) Contemporary theories of learning, Abingdon: Routledge.

Inkson, K. (2007) Understanding careers: the metaphors of working lives, London: Sage.
Kerr Inkson’s guide is designed as a student textbook to support the teaching of career-related learning programmes and enable a range of perspectives on career development to be discussed in class.

Jackson, C. (2008) Career development at work: issues affecting the provision of career support for people in employment, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 20: 9-17.

Jarvis, P. (2006) Towards a comprehensive theory of human learning, Abingdon: Routledge.

Johnson, D.W. and Johnson, F.P. (2009) Group dynamics, in D.W. Johnson and F.P. Johnson, Joining together: group theory and group skills (10th edn.), Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.*

King, H. (ed.) (2001) Case studies in problem-based learning from geography, earth and environmental sciences, http://journals.heacademy.ac.uk/doi/pdf/10.11120/plan.2001.00040003 (accessed 9/3/15).

Kolb, D. (1984) Experiential learning: experience as the source of learning and development, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Extracts provided.

Lave, J. and Wenger, E. (1991) Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Law, B. (1996) A career-learning theory, in A.G. Watts, B. Law, J. Killeen, J. Kidd and R. Hawthorn (eds.), Rethinking careers education and guidance: theory, policy and practice, London: Routledge.

Law, B. (1999) Career-learning space: new-DOTS thinking for careers education, British journal of guidance and counselling, 27 (1): 35-54.

Lewis, R. and Whitlock, Q. (2003) How to plan and manage an e-learning programme, Aldershot: Gower.

Lindqvist, S. (1982). Dig where you stand, in P. Thompson and N. Burchardt (eds.), Our common history: the transformation of Europe, Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press.

McCash, P. (2006) We’re all career researchers now: breaking open career education and DOTS, British journal of guidance and counselling, 34 (4): 429-49.

McCash, P. (2007) Career studies: new ideas for academics and careers advisers, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 17: 23-29.

McCash, P. (2008) Career studies handbook: career development learning in practice, http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/publications/learningandemployability (accessed 7 October 2008).

McCash, P. (2010) Using concept mapping to develop a career studies curriculum, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 23: 25-33.

McCash, P. (2011) Designing a generic career studies module: a practical example, Reading: Centre for Career Management Skills.

Mezirow, J. (2009) An overview on transformative learning, in K. Illeris (ed.) Contemporary theories of learning, Abingdon: Routledge.

Mitchell, L.K. and Krumboltz, J.D. (1996) Krumboltz’s learning theory of career choice and counseling, in D. Brown, L. Brooks and associates, Career choice and development (third edition). Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.

Northedge, A. (2003) Enabling participation in academic discourse, Teaching in higher education, 8 (2): 169-180.

Pay, C. (2004) Guidance notes 5.1: action learning sets, London: Bond.

Praslova, L. (2010) Adaptation of Kirkpatrick's four level model of training criteria to assessment of learning outcomes and program evaluation in higher education, Educational assessment, evaluation and accountability, 22: 215-225.

Reynolds, C.M. (2011) Understanding careers, Sheffield: AGCAS.

Roberts, K. (1977) The social conditions, consequences and limitations of careers guidance, British journal of guidance and counselling, 9 (2): 1-9.

Roberts, R.J. (1980) An alternative justification for careers education: a radical response to Roberts and Daws, British journal of guidance and counselling, 8 (2): 158-174.

Rogers, C.R. (1994) Freedom to learn, New York, NY: Macmillan.
Extracts provided.

Salmon, G. (2003) E-moderating: the key to teaching and learning on-line (2nd edn.), London: Kogan Page.

Schon, D. (1995) The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action, Aldershot: Arena.

Simon, R.I, Dippo, D., and Schenke, A. (1991) Exploring work as an exchange relation, in R.I. Simon, D. Dippo and A. Schenke, Learning work: a critical pedagogy of work education, New York, NY: Bergin and Garvey.

VT Group, the Association for Careers Education and Guidance and Youth Access (2010) Careers education framework 7-19 statutory guidance: impartial careers education, London: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Watts, A.G. (1977) Careers education in higher education: principles and practice, British journal of guidance and counselling, 5 (2) 167-184.

Watts, A.G. (2006) Career development learning and employability, http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/publications/learningandemployability (accessed 7 October 2008).

Watts, A.G. and Herr, E.L. (1976) Career(s) education in Britain and the USA: contrasts and common problems, British journal of guidance and counselling, 4 (2): 129-142.

Watts, A.G., Law, B., Killeen, J., Kidd J. & Hawthorn, R. (1996) Rethinking careers education and guidance: theory, policy and practice, London: Routledge.

Yorke, M. (2006) Employability in higher education: what it is – what it is not, http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources.asp?process=full_record&section=generic&id=336 (accessed 7 October 2008).

Yorke, M. and Knight, P.T. (2006) Embedding employability into the curriculum, http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/publications/learningandemployability (accessed 7 October 2008).

Young, R.A. and Valach, L. (2000) Reconceptualising career theory and research: an action-theoretical perspective, in A. Collin and R.A. Young (eds.), The future of career, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Willis, P. (1977) Learning to labour: how working-class kids get working-class jobs, Saxon House: Farnborough.