Module K1 – Individuals and Careers
This module offers the relevant fundamental/ basic knowledge relevant for career practitioners in regards to dealing with individuals and individual career questions. The knowledge listed here is particularly important for tasks related to the NICE Professional Roles Career Education, Career Assessment & Information, and Career Counselling, but is also of value for all other professional roles of career practitioners.
Cognitive Resources (Knowledge)
- Theories of career and professional development: understanding of biographical developments due to career changes and phase of life (e.g. during primary/ secondary school, Career Education, change of vocation, seeking employment after a parental leave or a phase of unemployment, retirement)
- Theories of career choice and planning: trait & factor theories, constructivist approaches, life designing, social learning theories, work adjustment theory, social-cognitive perspective, planned happenstance, serendipity
- Theories related to individual self-organisation processes (e.g. learning/ competence development, learning theories (understand how people learn, maximize learning), decision-
making processes/ heuristics, work-life-balance, self-motivation, time management, setting priorities etc.)
- Psychological theories on individual personality traits and behaviours (e.g. motivation, interests, aptitudes, talents, feelings, cognitions, self-efficacy, locus of control, volition/ willpower, readiness to make decisions, learn/adapt, cooperate etc.