PAM008 Career counselling in adult education

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Martin Majcík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Bohumíra Lazarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Bohumíra Lazarová, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Zelená
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the career guidance as a topic of andragogical research and, as a priority, as one of the areas of employment of andragogues in the labour market. The course presents the context of career guidance and counselling in the worldwide it maps the types of services that are offered as career guidance/counselling services for adults, including the specifics of the counseling process according to selected theories. Specific attention is paid to the career education for adults.
Learning outcomes
Studenti budou po absolvování kurzu schopni:
-identifikovat služby kariérového poradenství z nabídek služeb vzdělávacích institucí, zaměstnavatelů i neziskových organizací,
- znát priority rozvoje služeb kariérového poradenství v Evropě,
- charakterizovat teorie využitelné při vedení poradenského procesu s dospělými,
- navrhnout lekci pro vybranou skupinu dospělých zacílenou na rozvoj dovedností řízení kariéry,
- budou schopni relfektovat nároky na práci kariérového poradce.
  • Course outline: 1. Characteristics of and trends in career guidance services in EU.
  • 2. Diversity of the career guidance services in EU and in the Czech Republic, individual and societal benefits this services and role this services for policy areas (employment, education, social inclusion).
  • 3. Career counselling process and specific of this process for different target groups of the adults.
  • 4. Theories of career decision making and choice (např. Parsons, Holland, Schein).
  • 5.Theories of career careeer development(Ginsber, Super).
  • 6. Currently theories of career development (Savickas, Patton and McMahon).
  • 7. Career information and support people in obtaining and using the relevant information about themselves, the labour market and educational opportunities.
  • 8. Career education as parts of career guidance services (models of the career education during the formal education in the CZ, inspiration from the abroad).
  • 9. Career education for adults (career management skills, systems of mapping and bilanc of the competences adults, developing curriculum for training sessions, examples of lessons).
  • 10. Career guidance practitioners.
  • 11. To discuss the group project - the training lessons for different target groups of the adults.
    required literature
  • Patton, W., McMahon M. Career development and Systems Theory. Connectiong Theory and Practice. 3. vydání. Sense Publisher, 2014
  • SHARF, Richard S. Applying career development theory to counseling. 6th ed., International ed. Australia: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 2013. xviii, 498. ISBN 9781285176062. info
  • Kariérový rozvoj na pracovišti : průzkum služeb kariérového poradenství pro zaměstnané osoby. Translated by Silva Ginterová - Eva Kožnarová. Praha: Dům zahraničních služeb MŠMT, 2009. 127 s. ISBN 9788087335062. info
  • Multikulturní poradenství : teoretické základy a osvědčené postupy v Evropě. Edited by Mika Launikari - Sauli Puukari. Praha: Dům zahraničních služeb MŠMT, 2009. 291 s. ISBN 9788087335079. info
  • International handbook of career guidance. Edited by James A. Athanasou - Raoul van Esbroeck. Sydney: Springer, 2008. xxiii, 741. ISBN 9781402062292. info
  • VENDEL, Štefan. Kariérní poradenství. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2008. 224 s. ISBN 9788024717319. info
  • HANSEN, Ellen. Kariérové poradenství : příručka pro země s nízkými a středními příjmy. Vyd. 1. Praha: Dům zahraničních služeb MŠMT, 2007. x, 110. ISBN 9788090400528. info
    recommended literature
  • Hooley, T., Sultana, R., Thomsen, R. (Eds.) Career guidance for social justice. Routledge, 2018
  • KIDD, Jennifer M. Understanding career counselling : theory, research and practice. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 2006. xiii, 160. ISBN 1412903394. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises, discussion/educational excursion, self-study.
Assessment methods
A combination of lectures, exercises, excursion and self-study. Course evaluation – exam: submission of a group project and successful mastery of the written test (60% right answers)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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