Psychology of Professional and Personal Development

 

  • Code:
  • Number of credits: 5
  • Subject coordinator: Larisa POLYAKOVA
  • Lecturers: Larisa POLYAKOVA

 

  • Credit contract possible: Yes
  • Examination contract possible:Yes
  • Teaching language: English, Russian

 

 

Course Activity:

        Lectures

        Practical Classes

        Video presentations

        Guest speakers

        Workshops

 

 

Course unit type

         Masterss Program, year 1, specialization in Human Resource Development

 

Con Content     info

   

1.      Fundamental insight into career methodological bases.

2.      Knowledge system in all aspects of career psychology.

3.      Nature of various career metaphors.

4.      Sphere of producing conditions and technologies of successful career.

5.      Analysis of motivational characteristics underlying in career potential.

6.      Effective search, processing and analysis of various information necessary for career opportunities (development) of different individuals (personalities).

7.      Evaluation of identity potential and psychological and psychometrical employee characteristics underlying in the career potential.

8.      Career in terms of key career metaphors.

9.      Analytical and pedagogical research work within the bounds of the problematic career psychology (the subject matter of career psychology).

10.  Drawing conclusions, suggestions and solutions in the sphere of career psychology.

 

 

Objectives info

A. General competences

PB - 01. Intellectual and cognitive capacities

PB - 02. Acquisition and processing of information

Explanation

         PB 01. Methodological bases of career; conceptual bases of career psychology; notionally-terminological basis of career psychology; the essence of key career metaphors; fundamental characteristics of promotion track; the stages of career process; different kinds of career; technologies of career planning; ways of career development; principles of career development; methods of establishment the balance between family and work; key factors (leverages) of promotion track (career development);

         PB 02. The system of motive reasons for the organization (concern for the employee career); the system of motive reasons for individual promotion track (career development); the model of career management; assessment criterion of employee potential; methods of estimation of professionally-qualifying promotion efficiency factors .

 

B. Profession-oriented/ General scientific competences

Explanation

Be able to analyze and summarize home and foreign experience in career management; to define career types; to analyze situations that arise in the process professional and individual development; to analyze career in terms of the basic nine metaphors; to define and describe favorable conditions that are created by organization for employee promotion track; to analyze the system of motive reasons of organization for employee career development; to work out strategy and plan professional and individual self-realization; to analyze the problems of career development; to choose career planning technologies.

C. Profession-specific competences

Acquire skills in setting an aim and attaining successes; in analyzing achievements and failures in professional and individual development; defining individual potential, that is means of career achievements; developing advices for improvement the system of motive reasons for the organization; researching the conditions for individual promotion track; analyzing motive, personal and psychophysical characteristics underlying in the career potential; developing methods how to increase individual and professional potential; drawing conclusions, suggestions and solutions in the sphere of career psychology.

 

D. Scientific competences

Explanation 

Developing methods how to increase individual and professional potential; drawing conclusions, suggestions and solutions in the sphere of career psychology.

 

 

Prerequisites info

 

A. Previously required courses

Personal and Age-Specific Psychology, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, Sociology (basics), Coaching, Consulting.

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B. Required competences

Analytical abilities, academic writing, creation of presentations skills and public speaking skills, English language knowledge, ability to form and achieve study goals.

Educational tools info

 

A. Type

        Lectures

        Practical Classes

        Video presentations

        Guest speakers

        Workshops

 

B. Obligatory educational tools

        Inkson, K. (2006). Understanding careers: The metaphors of working lives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

C. Recommended educational tools

 

1.       Arthur, M. B.& Rousseau, D.M. (Eds.). The boundaryless career: A new employment principle for a new organizational era. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1996.

2.       Brown, D., & Associates. Career choice and development (fourth ed.) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2002.

3.       Byars, L. L., & Rue, L. Human resource management (sixth ed.). Boston: Irwin McGraw Hill. 2000.

4.       Cochran, L. Career counseling: A narrative approach. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. 1998.

5.       Driver, M. J. Career conceptsa new approach to career research. In R. Katz (Ed.), Career issues in human resource management. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 1984.

6.       In M. B. Arthur, D. T. Hall, & B. S. Lawrence (Eds.), Handbook of careers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

7.       Hall, D. T. Careers in and out of organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2002.

8.      Mangham, I. L., & Overington, M. A. Organizations as theatre: A social psychology of dramatic appearances. Chichester, UK: Wiley. 1987. 

 

 

Teaching methods info

 

A. Types

Each module has a specific resource text for curriculum foundation and reference for student reports. Texts, references, articles, worksheets, interactive workshops are all either included in the course material or referred to.

The texts and supplemental instructional materials are described by each module writer and fit the structure and purpose of each curriculum module.

Instructional materials include:

Books and articles;

DVD (education films).

Software (Microsoft Office 2007)

 

Web sites:

http://www.top-personal.ru

http://www.grebennikov.ru/management_today.phtml

http://www. mevriz.ru

ksavera.narod.ru/index.html

 

B. Description

This course is taught in English and Russian

Plenary lectures: 36h = 2h per week during 18 weeks during the first semester.

Practical Classes (obliged): 18h = 2h per two weeks during 18 weeks during the first semester.

Lab Classes: (obliged): 18h = 2h per 2 weeks during 18 weeks during the first semester.

 

 

Assessment info

 

A. Types

permanent (written tests during semester)

oral examination

 

B. Description

Total number of credits: 5 credits

Period of examination

OR: 3 credits - 1 oral exam

OR labs: 1 credit - permanent and several computing tests

OR practical classes: 1 credit - permanent and several written tests

Different approach: 1 oral exam, the mark you get for the exam gives you the corresponding number of credits: 5 credits for A, 4 credits for B and 3 credits for C.

 

Examination contract:

1 written assessment for the OR. The mark obtained in this examination is the result of the OR and the OR labs.

 

Higher distance education:

1 written assessment for the OR. The number of credits obtained in this examination is the result of the OR written examination.

 

Teaching support info

Extra course OR: 2h per week during 18 weeks during the first semester.

Higher distance education: for this course, an extra syllabus is available, containing guidelines how to study the material in an optimal way.