Career management and professional development

Course Code: PIPP 1203 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Education Sciences • Field of study: Pedagogy of primary and preschool education
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Ramona - Iulia Herman
Seminar tutor: Ramona - Iulia Herman
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 100
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Familiarize students with the main psychological theories in the field of counseling and career guidance, with emphasis on some application dimensions regarding the career development process and making vocational decisions.
Acquiring knowledge and skills for personal development and career planning.
Design of educational counseling programs adapted for different age / training levels
Counseling, guidance and psycho-pedagogical assistance of various educational groups (preschool / small school / pupils, families).

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1.Conceptual delimitations 1.1. The concept of educational counseling 1.2. Career orientation concept 2.MOTIVATION OF PROFESSION CHOICE 2.1. Attitude towards the profession 2.2. Personal promotion 2.3. Career Counseling 3. CAREER THEORIES 3.1. Holland's theory 3.2. Schein's theory 3.3. Theory of the stages of vocational development 3.4. Socio-cognitive theory of career 4. MANAGEMENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL CAREER 4.1. Career stages 4.2. Career strategies 4.3. Career models 5. CAREER PLANNING 5.1. Planning stages 5.2. Career planning models 5.3. Models of career development     6. GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL SELECTION 6.1. Personnel evaluation and promotion 6.2. Continuous professional development 7. PERFORMANCE IN CAREER 7.1. Career self-analysis 7.2. Career evaluation and self-assessment

Teaching methods:

Lecture, synectics, heuristic conversation

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the counseling activity of students and family. The ability to work with dynamic, creative and strategic thinking models.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper-60%, Seminar paper - 40%

Recommended reading:

Baban, A., Consilierea educaţională, Ghid metodologic pentru orele de dirigenţie şi consiliere, ASCR, Cluj-Napoca, 2009,
Brown S.D. Lent R.W., Handbook of Counseling Psychology, 2000,
Goleman D., Emotional Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York, 2001,
McCarthy, S, Watson, D.,, A New Typology: Four Perspectives of School Counselor Involvement with Families disponibil,, 2017,
Dahir, A. C., School Counseling: Moving Toward Standards and Models from: Handbook of School Counseling, Routledge, 2008,