Module C1 – Career Education

Module C1 – Career Education

Module C1 relates directly to the European Competence Standards, which are formulated for Career Advisors, Career Professionals, and Career Specialists in the competence domain of Career Education.

Cognitive Resources (Knowledge)

  •  Theories and approaches related to teaching career related learning
  • Knowledge of teaching different target groups, e.g. working with adolescents, parents, teachers, employers, policy-makers
  • Knowledge of techniques for working with individuals and small/large groups
  • Knowledge of ICT/IT-based methods and applications for learning/teaching (including distance
    learning, blended learning, self-managed learning)
  • Specific theories and approaches to strengthening career management competences (e.g. efficacy beliefs, self-regulation strategies, decision-making skills) through educational interventions

Affective Resources (Attitudes, Values, Motivations)

  • Desire to support people in developing their career management competences
  • Value the active involvement of clients in the learning process
  • Willingness to adapt teaching methods, contents and information delivery to the client’s specific concerns, interests, demands, needs and traits
  • Appreciation of clients’ individual learning strategies
  • Promotion of lifelong learning, including willingness to continuously update one’s own knowledge and information base as a role-model

Behavioural Resources (Skills, Techniques)

  • Using different teaching techniques, including techniques for self-directed learning and ICT/IT-based learning/teaching systems
  • Applying methods and instruments for the effective design of learning resources
  • Developing, reviewing and adjusting concepts, curricula, and presentation techniques for different target groups
  • Developing adequate learning resources for different target groups
  • Motivating different target groups for self-information and developing their own competences (learning)

Methods of Teaching and Learning (Good Practice Examples)

  • Students undertake teaching practice and reflect on their experiences with peers and tutors
  • students participate in small groups to explore chosen career information systems (e.g. web sites and their quality)
  • watching and reflecting on videos on specific skills, teaching strategies, training session, etc.
  • joint reflection of classes during studies
  • role playing of learned skills
  • students apply and reflect methods of active learning;
  • working with different ICT-based systems for distance
    learning and communication
  • involving students in the design of classes

Methods of Assessment (Good Practice Examples)

  • Preparing and delivering a presentation on career choice with selected target groups
  • designing a Career Education meeting/session
  • reviewing a specific curriculum or teaching design for its use
    with another target group (suggestion adaptations etc.)