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CE 953 Career-related Learning

Aims
This module enables participants to develop knowledge and understanding of the relationships between career development and learning and to integrate and apply this in the design of career-related learning in formal and informal contexts.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, participants should be able to:

  • Identify theories of career development and learning and outline a process of course design, negotiation, assessment and evaluation.
  • Critically evaluate and interpret the knowledge listed above in developing a distinctive stance in relation to teaching and learning in this field.
  • Creatively apply and integrate the knowledge listed above in relation to the enhancement of career-related learning in a selected context.
  • Present material in clear written form by identifying, analysing and applying key texts and practices using appropriate and adequate structure, spelling, grammar, syntax, length and referencing.

Outline syllabus

  • Consideration of participants’ prior career-related learning experiences.
  • Exploration of the relationships between career development and learning in formal and informal contexts.
  • Analysis and interpretation of selected theories of career development and learning (e.g. experiential, critical, situated, depth psychological, social and cultural perspectives).
  • Design and construction of learning outcomes in this field.
  • Course design, concept mapping and negotiation.
  • Assessment of learning outcomes and evaluation.
  • Ethics and values in career-related learning.
  • Use of the above to inform and enhance career-related learning in selected contexts.

Summary of teaching
30 hours of blended learning consisting of intensive workshops and teaching materials provided via a virtual learning environment including on-line lectures, activities, core and optional reading and tutorial support.

Module timing and duration
Usually, this module runs once a year.

Assessment
The assignment consists of a 5000 word project (100%). Typically, this will entail designing, evaluating and negotiating career-related learning in a selected context.


The information above was last updated in January 2016 and is a guide only.