Creating career stories through reflection: An application of the Systems theory Framework of career development

McMahon, Mary L., Patton, Wendy A., & Watson, Mark (2004) Creating career stories through reflection: An application of the Systems theory Framework of career development. Australian Journal of Career Development, 13(3), pp. 13-17.

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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, 2003). 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. Reflection on the meaning of these influences is guided by a series of questions. 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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ID Code: 1820
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: career development
ISSN: 1038-4162
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 ACER
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:12

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