Part I: Activity (Client Perspective) This reflection requires these workbooks, which were included in your course package: Self-Directed Search…

Part I: Activity (Client Perspective)

This reflection requires these workbooks, which were included in your course package:

Self-Directed Search Assessment Booklet: A Guide to Educational and Career Planning(Form R, 4th Canadian ed.), by John L. Holland (1994)

Self-Directed Search: The Occupations Finder (Form R, 5th ed.), by John L. Holland and Melissa A. Messer (2013)

Complete Holland’s self-directed search yourself. Follow the directions in the assessment booklet and use Holland’s occupations finder as requested.

Part II: Critique/Reflection (Practitioner Perspective)

After finishing the activity, complete the assignment as follows. Cite relevant literature using and provide a list of references.

  1. How helpful did you find this activity in clarifying your own career development process? Describe the benefits and insights gained from this activity from the perspective of a client or provide plausible explanation as to why this activity failed to generate insights or benefits.
  2. Assume that you are a professional practitioner. Identify relevant advantages and disadvantages of the activity and explain how it might be applied to address the needs of particular clients and/or issues. Include general consideration of gender, culture, life/work/career development stage, task approach, life/work context, and so on.
  3. From a practitioner’s perspective, use theoretical constructs to interpret your client’s (that is, your) circumstances or experiences. Demonstrate your understanding through a discussion that uses Holland’s four constructs.

If you have any questions about this assignment, don’t hesitate to talk with your tutor.

Submit both Parts I and II of your reflection to your tutor via this assignment drop box for feedback and marking.

Reflection 2 Grading Scheme

TOP

 MarksClient Perspective/20Description of benefits and insights

   or 

Description of why activity failed to generate benefits or insightsPractitioner Perspective/20Identification of relevant advantages and disadvantages of the activity •advantages (7) •disadvantages (7)Clear explanation of how it might be applied to address the needs of particular clients and/or issues (6) •consideration of clients/issues, including taking into account gender, culture, life/work/career development stage, task approach, life/work context, readiness, etc.Answers should include a blend of references to the literature, as appropriate, and practical thinking based on the personal experience of completing the activity as a client.Practitioner Perspective/40Use of the theoretical constructs discussed in Unit 2 to interpret the client’s circumstances or experiencesUnderstanding demonstrated through a discussion using Holland’s four constructs •description of the key theoretical constructs (20)  •identification and description of the overall theoretical underpinning (5)  •identification of each key construct (5)  •description of key constructs (10) •application of each key theoretical construct (20)  •client results provided as examples of key theoretical constructs (10)  •demonstration of thought about the meaning of client results with regard to the theoretical constructs (10)Application of key theoretical constructs based on client’s data may be integrated with the description of key theoretical constructsThis section mandatorily cites relevant literature using and a list of references is provided at the end of the paper.Tutor Discretion/20Paper is clear, concise, of required length, in academic format: title , header and page numbering, citations, and references, Introduction, and Conclusion (5) • includes  •page header with abbreviated title and page number in upper right-hand corner (running head is optional for this paper)  •paper name (include course number, unit number, and assignment name)  •student name  •course number and institution name •Introduction includes  •lead-in sentence related to the overall theoretical construct  • identifying the thesis/purpose of the paper (the nature of the assignment)  • describing the approach you will take to the assignment •ConclusionClear, Cohesive Writing (10)  •logical sequence: one section builds on the others, with transitions in between  •appropriate use of quotations and paraphrasing  •written in complete sentences, free from grammatical and stylistic errors  •academic in tone: Technical Correctness (5) •citations within the text (2) •references at the end of the text (2) •, 12-point font, 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) margins (1)Total/100

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