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PGD Guidance and Counseling: EDUGC05 - Career Development and Counselling

Course Description

The course introduces students to the understanding of career development as a life-long process. Through a critical consideration of theories of career development, students investigate the developmental and psychosocial factors that impact upon and influence an individual’s life-goal plans and career related decision making prior to entering the workplace. With a core focus upon career guidance in educational settings, the dynamic nature of systems related career development throughout the period of compulsory schooling is explored. Topics covered include: theories of career counselling and guidance; the role of significant stakeholders outside of the school in career development; the inextricable interaction between the child’s personal, social and academic worlds; and a sequential examination by grade of school based career guidance intervention opportunities.