Career development learning in higher education: how authentic work experiences and opportunities for career exploration canincrease self-efficacy and inform career identity

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title = "Career development learning in higher education: how authentic work experiences and opportunities for career exploration canincrease self-efficacy and inform career identity",
abstract = "A recent study suggests that enhancing career development is a key motivator for students entering university (Kandiko & Mawer, 2013). This article discusses the place of career development learning within the {\textquoteleft}employability{\textquoteright} agenda. It draws upon on social learning and constructivist theories of career development in a qualitative case study exploring undergraduate students{\textquoteright} experiences of placements in relation to their career development learning and employability. Findings suggest significant value in providing authentic learning experiences and opportunities for career exploration (to {\textquoteleft}broaden their horizons{\textquoteright} rather than narrowing down choices) to inform career identities and increase self-efficacy and motivation.",
author = "Paula Benton",
year = "2015",
month = apr,
language = "English",
volume = "34",
pages = "40--47",
journal = "Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling",
issn = "2046-1348",
publisher = "National Institute for Career Education and Counselling",

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PY - 2015/4

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AB - A recent study suggests that enhancing career development is a key motivator for students entering university (Kandiko & Mawer, 2013). This article discusses the place of career development learning within the ‘employability’ agenda. It draws upon on social learning and constructivist theories of career development in a qualitative case study exploring undergraduate students’ experiences of placements in relation to their career development learning and employability. Findings suggest significant value in providing authentic learning experiences and opportunities for career exploration (to ‘broaden their horizons’ rather than narrowing down choices) to inform career identities and increase self-efficacy and motivation.

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