EDUS392 Career Guidance and Counselling (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Teacher Education
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



- theoretical approaches in career choice and career development
- the role of career guidance and counselling at different ages and in different organizations
- theoretical approaches in career guidance and counselling
- methods and skills needed in career guidance and counselling

Completion methods

Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam. Mode of completion to be specified in the Study Programme.

Assessment details

Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will
- have acquired an understanding of the nature of the developmental process of occupational and career identity, career choices and life-long career development, and different forms of career guidance and counselling
- recognize the use and meaning of career guidance and counselling at different stages of human development and in different contexts such as schools and business companies


  • Brown, S. D., & Lent, R. W. (Eds.). (2013). Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work (2nd ed ed.). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.
  • Coles, A. (2003). Counselling in the workplace. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • McCauley-Bush, P. (2013). Transforming your STEM career through leadership and innovation: Inspiration and strategies for women. Amsterdam: Academic Press.
  • Stone, F. M. (2007). Coaching, counseling & mentoring: How to choose & use the right technique to boost employee performance (2nd ed ed.). New York: American Management Association.
  • McMahon, M., & Patton, W. (Eds.). (2006). Career counselling: Constructivist approaches. London: Routledge.
  • Plant, P. (Ed.). (2008). Ways: On career guidance. Copenhagen: Danish University of Education Press.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item