ERIC Number: ED399414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Acquiring Self-Knowledge for Career Development. ERIC Digest No. 175.
Lankard, Bettina A.
Learners of all ages need to expand their self-knowledge and determine the ways their interests and abilities are applicable in the changing social, economic, and work environments. Many of the new ways of teaching and learning offer processes by which students can gain experiences that enhance their self-knowledge. These varied learning processes include brain-based learning and problem-based learning. Educational methods such as performance-based instruction with criterion-referenced evaluation components, assessments using performance tests and authentic assessments, or documentation of performance through career passports and portfolios also contribute to self-awareness. Self-knowledge requires reflection on what was learned through these processes and what needs to be learned, the process by which learning occurred, and how that learning has enhanced what the student knows about him/herself in relation to work. Journal writing is a useful technique to stimulate reflections throughout the learning process. Whether through experiential, on-the-job, classroom, or community and service learning, students can enhance their awareness of themselves and their career development by continually summarizing for reflecting upon what they are learning as they continue their progression through school and work. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Development, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Portfolio Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Self Concept, Self Concept Measures, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.