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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP9086009, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1090, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOLOGY OF CAREER GUIDANCE
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 GINEVRA MARIA CRISTINA (Presidente)
DI MAGGIO ILARIA (Membro Effettivo)
NOTA LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
SANTILLI SARA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the basic concepts of developmental psychology
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to examine the developmental trends of the constructs involved in educational-career planning (career knowledge, career stereotypes and barriers, career curiosity, courage, etc.) and to analyze parental influences in children’s career development. It also aims to analyze assessment instruments for career guidance and career intervention programs for children and adolescents.
Examination methods: The exam will be in written form, with two open-ended questions. The exam lasts an hour.
Assessment criteria: - Knowledge of the theoretical topics covered by the program
- Knowledge of assessment instruments for career guidance and career interventions
- Use of technical language
Course unit contents: - Recent models and theoretical frameworks in career guidance psychology
- Dimensions and constructs involved in educational-career planning (career knowledge, career stereotypes and barriers, career curiosity, courage, etc.)
- Qualitative and quantitative assessment instruments for career guidance
- Career intervention for children and adolescents
- Career interventions for parents to support their children’s educational-career choices
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures will discuss the main theoretical and methodological issues of the discipline and will present field experiences. In addition to the lectures, discussions, exemplifications and exercitations will be used for an in-depth analysis of the main topics.
Additional notes about suggested reading: International students are given the opportunity to study material in English to be agreed with the professor
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Soresi, Salvatore; Ginevra, Maria Cristina; Nota, Laura, Il counselling in Italia. Funzioni, criticità, prospettive e applicazionia cura di Salvatore Soresi, Laura Nota, Maria Cristina Ginevra. Padova: CLEUP, 2016. parte terza e parte quinta Cerca nel catalogo
  • Soresi, S. & Nota, L., La psicologia positiva a scuola e nei contesti formativi. Contributi di ricerca. --: Hogrefe, 2014.
  • Ginevra, M. C. & Nota, L., ‘Journey in the world of professions and work’: A career intervention for children.. --: The Journal of Positive Psychology., 2017. Una copia dell'articolo sarà disponibile in Moodle

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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