ERIC Number: ED462639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
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Creating Meaning and Making Connections: Lifeplanning Exploration Workshop.
This paper presents three activities developed from research on the life-career development process of youth. The activities are designed to stimulate young people to develop new views of self within the context of their world. The possible selves mapping exercise, community life-space mapping, and photographic displays are self-assessment and exploration activities that are contextual in focus, flexible for use with a wide variety of clients and counseling situations, and practical in application. The possible selves mapping exercise can generate a number of hopes and fears for the future, develop client understanding and appreciation of personal values, and connect current activities with hopes and fears for the future. The community life-spacing map is useful in helping clients create a visual representation of the self within a community context, promote a perspective on the self, develop views of themselves, and produce a record that allows individuals to return to the map over the course of counseling. Ways of helping to create a community life-span map are included along with how to help clients make connections. These subjective approaches to career counseling emphasize meaning and meaning-making. (Contains 10 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Career Development, Concept Mapping, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Secondary Schools, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada