Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/610564
Title:
The uncertain story of career development
Authors:
Bright, Jim
Abstract:
In this paper, the central role of uncertainty in career development and its implications for counselling, coaching and education practice as well as policy will be explored. It is argued that although uncertainty was recognised in the earliest formulations of career counselling models, it was subsequently largely ignored or deemed unimportant in nearly all of the dominant theories of career development for the remainder of the 20th century. More recently theorists have begun to acknowledge once more the central importance of uncertainty in career development, and more broadly in areas as diverse as science and politics. The reasons and importance of this renewed focus is explored with particular emphasis on chaos and complexity theories. The Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC) (Pryor & Bright, 2011) will be presented as theory that provides a powerful way of understanding the relationship between order and chaos, pattern and surprise as composites not opposites. Accepting that uncertainty is an inevitable, inescapable and ubiquitous part of life leads to new approaches to career development practice, theory and policy.
Affiliation:
International Centre for Guidance Studies
Citation:
Bright, J. (2016). The uncertain story of career development. Derby. International Centre for Guidance Studies. University of Derby.
Publisher:
International Centre for Guidance Studies, College of Education, University of Derby
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/610564
Type:
Other
Language:
en
ISBN:
978-1-910755-07-5
Appears in Collections:
Institute of Education

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBright, Jimen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-23T13:14:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-23T13:14:01Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationBright, J. (2016). The uncertain story of career development. Derby. International Centre for Guidance Studies. University of Derby.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-910755-07-5en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/610564en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, the central role of uncertainty in career development and its implications for counselling, coaching and education practice as well as policy will be explored. It is argued that although uncertainty was recognised in the earliest formulations of career counselling models, it was subsequently largely ignored or deemed unimportant in nearly all of the dominant theories of career development for the remainder of the 20th century. More recently theorists have begun to acknowledge once more the central importance of uncertainty in career development, and more broadly in areas as diverse as science and politics. The reasons and importance of this renewed focus is explored with particular emphasis on chaos and complexity theories. The Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC) (Pryor & Bright, 2011) will be presented as theory that provides a powerful way of understanding the relationship between order and chaos, pattern and surprise as composites not opposites. Accepting that uncertainty is an inevitable, inescapable and ubiquitous part of life leads to new approaches to career development practice, theory and policy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Centre for Guidance Studies, College of Education, University of Derbyen
dc.subjectCareeren
dc.subjectCareer developmenten
dc.subjectCareer theoryen
dc.titleThe uncertain story of career developmenten
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentInternational Centre for Guidance Studiesen
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