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2019

CERIC’s new literature search highlights the role of experiential learning in future-ready careers

The need to effectively bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work has ignited interest in experiential learning. CERIC’s new literature search, Experiential Learning and Career Development, takes a wide lens to experiential learning or “learning through reflection on doing,” which can include classroom-based learning (eg, case studies, simulations, team work) as…

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2019

The Spring-Summer issue of Careering dives into career assessments

Career professionals often work with clients by using a variety of assessment tools and strategies. How do we identify the right type of tool to fit client needs? The Spring-Summer collaborative issue of Careering magazine with the US-based National Career Development Assessment (NCDA) highlights the theme of “Career Assessments” from a broad range of perspectives.…

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A musical approach to career assessmentCareering

A musical approach to career assessment

Engaging with a song that moves your client emotionally can reveal surprising insights about their interests, values and passions Herky Cutler If I asked you to name something that crosses generational, cultural, political and spiritual boundaries, moves people emotionally, changes moods, inspires people to be better, creates community, brings light to social injustice and simply…

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The power of playCareering

The power of play

Brock University’s integration of gamification and assessment has helped students discover new insights about themselves Marisa Brown We didn’t start out with a comprehensive plan to gamify assessments with our students at Brock University. It just sort of happened. We knew we wanted to increase student engagement in their career planning. We also wanted students…

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The role of assessment in guided career interventionCareering

The role of assessment in guided career intervention    

Exploring why career practitioners use assessments, as well as how they can select the appropriate tools and effectively interpret client results JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey A version of this article also appears in the 2019 Summer issue of Career Developments, the National Career Development Association print magazine. Assessment has played an important role in career guidance since…

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Careering

Challenges and opportunities in qualitative career assessment

While qualitative assessments can serve as fun and interesting activities, they should still be held to the same standards as their quantitative counterparts Mary McMahon and Mark Watson Career assessment has a long history in career development, dating back to the time of Frank Parsons’ (1909) work in the early 20th century. The purpose of…

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How career practitioners can assess themselvesCareering

How career practitioners can assess themselves

Evaluations can offer insights into clients’ satisfaction and success Peggy Shkuda How can we measure our success as career counsellors and educators? No matter where we work, we all want to deliver excellent service, but measuring the outcome of individual sessions is not easy. Many of us rely on our own intuition and experience to…

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Careering

Experiential career counselling: A holistic approach to working with clients in transition

Discussing clients’ experiences, values, way of being and future possibilities can help deepen activate and deepen their awareness and perspective Britt-Mari Sykes In my career counselling practice, informal assessment strategies play a vital role in understanding what a client is experiencing, in discovering possible next steps and in harnessing personal agency. Addressing the whole person…

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Principles in Action: Change is inevitable in career development. Fear of it shouldn't beCareering

Principles in Action: Change is inevitable in career development. Fear of it shouldn’t be

Chris Callanan With a goal of bringing greater clarity and consistency to our national conversations about career development, CERIC developed a set of “Guiding Principles of Career Development” that have been enthusiastically embraced across Canada. These eight Guiding Principles are intended as a starting point to inform discussions with clients, employers, funders, policymakers and families.Each…

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