Career Construction Theory by Savickas

Aim

Useful concept when dealing with a question of career planning.

Description

TARGET GROUP

Teenagers and young adults

TIME NEEDED

55 minutes

IMPLEMENTATION

Silent Floor (40 minutes)

According to this model, a career is not chosen but constructed and is being built permanently affected by the interaction between environment and individual.

The person has an active role in this relationship system that focuses on relatively permanent career building than career choice-related decisions. It is an important goal that our future work is a tool of self-fulfilment and self-expression. Savickas’ model also emphasizes that career construction is a continual process, wherein the development of self-knowledge and occupational knowledge is permanent, similarly to the formation, growth and practice of those competencies that can be used independently in career-related decision-making situations.

Savickas offers the use of the narrative technique method, as it can be suitable for identifying a person’s life goals. During career orientation training, participants can think their former choices over, analyze their former decisions, and create their tales and narrative.

How to use it?

We prepare a PPT presentation about the model.

While we watched the presentation, students formed their tales and wrote down their answers to the questions that were asked in advance.

In groups of three, they discuss experiences and determine their interest fields.  They compare the results in the small group, and finally, they can show their interest in the large group.

LIST OF MATERIALS

  • presentation,
  • papers/notebooks,
  • pens.

Authors

Authors: Savickas, Mark (2002): Career Construction. A Development Theory of Vocational Behaviour. In: Brown, Steven D. (ed.).
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EN
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