PP0636 - Models of Career Guidance Practice

What will I learn on this module?

This module explores theories of career choice and development and how these are used in career guidance practice with young people and adults. In this module you are encouraged to develop insight into a range of multi- disciplinary models of career choice and development and consider their relevance to current practice in the UK (both in schools and in in a range of settings for all ages). You will have the opportunity to further develop and apply important guidance and counselling skills in the context of careers work. You will undertake formative assessments which allow you to practice and further develop guidance skills. The summative assessment will involve planning and delivering a career guidance intervention, for example a career guidance interview or a group activity, and written commentary, drawing upon career development theory.

How will I learn on this module?

Teaching and learning strategies for this module will include lectures and seminars to introduce and discuss the main concepts, trends and theories. Much of your learning will be experiential as you apply theoretical concepts and models to practice, through one to one and group interventions, enabling you to further develop guidance skills. You will be expected to engage with directed independent study tasks, as well as working collaboratively with peers to plan, develop and reflect upon career guidance work

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Tutors will support your learning in a variety of ways: they will provide a programme of lectures which relate to the learning outcomes for the module. Seminars will provide a supportive environment in which you can discuss and share your ideas. Tutors will provide reading materials, examples, and activities for seminars to support the development of your understanding and you will also be provided with an electronic reading list which will include essential and recommended reading for the module and its assessment. Contact details for all tutors for this module are available in the module handbook and via the eLP and where appropriate and with your agreement, answers to your queries that would be beneficial to the whole group will be posted on the eLP discussion board so all may benefit.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Critically explore a range of theoretical perspectives relating to career choice and development.

2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of models and approaches to career guidance and apply to your own practice

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Using a range of models/approaches, plan, conduct and evaluate career guidance interventions

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Develop an awareness of ethical principles underpinning career guidance practice

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment:
Plan and deliver a career guidance intervention (a one to one career guidance interview or a group based activity). Provide a written commentary on the use of career guidance approaches/models applied within this intervention and critically explore the theoretical perspective from which they are drawn (LOs 1-4)

Formative Assessment:
Peer feedback on one to one and group interventions.

Group presentation exploring one theory of career choice and development and the implications for practice.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

Throughout this module you will explore theories of career choice and development and their use in career guidance practice with young people and adults. You will develop insights into a range of multi- disciplinary models of career choice and development and consider their relevance to current practice in the UK (both in schools and in in a range of settings for all ages). You further develop and apply important guidance and counselling skills in the context of careers work.

Course info

UCAS Code B9L5

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

Fee Information

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