Career Counseling and Coordinating
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Karjäärinõustamine ja -koordineerimine
Course title in English
Career Counseling and Coordinating
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Support the students in acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for making decisions about career choices and development.
Brief description of the course
Career in the narrow and the broad sense. Profession systems. Profession information. Professional orientation programs. Career counseling centers. Career counselor vs profession counselor. Career theories. The role of career counselor and professional ethics. Different career counseling paradigms. The process of career counseling. Myths concerning choice of profession. Important components of making career decisions: interests, abilities, skills. The specifics of career counseling in primary school, secondary school and university. Implementation of professional orientation programs. The role of the teacher in planning a pupil’s educational and professional future as a guide and counselor. The importance of networking in career counseling. Counseling people of limited competitive ability and risk groups.
Independent work is analysis of career counseling and career planning situation.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to help another person orienteer in the multiple career possibilities;
- is able to guide young people in finding necessary information;
- is able to conduct primary level consulting (incl. Choice of education and profession, choice and search for a job, etc.);
- is able to help the young person to define his/her best potential and set clear goals;
- knows the main position of career theories, understands the differences and similarities between them;
- is able to implement the main positions of career theories in making one’s own career choices.
Piret Jamnes, MA