Module leader: Phil McCash
Module running in 2021/22
This module aims to:
- Develop systematic knowledge and comprehensive understanding of classic and contemporary career development theories from a range of discipline areas.
- Develop confident and creative practice informed by key career development concepts.
- Develop innovative and effective practice appropriate to a range of relevant roles e.g. career-related one-to-one work, group work, employer liaison, online provision, management and marketing.
By the end of the module, students 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 synchronous and asynchronous resources and intensive workshops and group tutorial in online and/or face-to-face format
Module timing and duration
Usually, this module runs twice a year in October and April.
The assignment consists of a 5000 word project (100%).