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ERIC Number: EJ797652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Creating Career Stories through Reflection: An Application of the Systems Theory Framework of Career Development
McMahon, Mary; Patton, Wendy; Watson, Mark
Australian Journal of Career Development, v13 n3 p13-17 Spr 2004
The Systems Theory Framework (STF) of career development represents a metatheoretical account of career development that is consistent with the constructivist worldview. Presented as a framework of influences, the STF clearly illustrates the content and process of career development. The STF has provided the stimulus for the development of a qualitative career assessment process, a guided reflection titled "My System of Career Influences" (MSCI) (McMahon, Patton, & Watson, 2003a). Using the content subsystems as aspects in a process of guided reflection, clients engage in the construction of their own career stories by reflecting on their system of career influences. A series of questions guide reflection on the meaning of these influences. The MSCI reflection activity may be completed individually, in groups, or with the assistance of a career counsellor or career teacher. The development and trialling of the MSCI will be outlined in this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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