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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training activity the student is familiar with and understands the explicative theories in the environment of Orientation Psychology, with a particular consideration for the practice of guidance and for the typology of orientative  and counseling actions- he/she is familiar with and understands aims and professional actions (balance of competences, career counselling, guidance). Is aware of main national and European rules/laws on the subject of orientation and professional training. He/she is able to project and manage informative branches effectively, orientative interventions and evaluation activities of the orientation project.


Course contents

The course will concern four content areas:

- the theoretical models about personal development and school to work transition

- the theoretical models about the career development, with a special attention to the entry and exit work role transitions;

- the vocational guidance interventions (information-guidance-counseling) with a special attention to the practices addressed to the adults;

- methodologies and tools in guidance interventions


1) Guglielmi D., D'Angelo M.G. (2011) Prospettive per l'orientamento. Roma: Carocci

2) Pombeni, M.L.,  Chiesa, R. (2009). Il gruppo nel processo di orientamento. Roma: Carocci

3) Toderi S., Sarchielli, G. (2013). Sviluppare la carriera lavorativa. Bologna: Il Mulino.

Lessons of in depth analysis dealt with the following material:

4)  Guichard e Huteau (2003) Psicologia dell'orientamento professionale. Milano: Cortina

Teaching methods

The following teaching methods will be adopted during the course: lectures, discussions, tasks assigned to students during the course and group exercises. In order to facilitate the acquirement of knowledge and skills, students will be invited to carry out team works and to elaborate and present papers focused on specific topics/study cases. These activities will be documented by each student in his/her Portfolio (this new tool will be described at the beginning of the course).

Assessment methods

A final oral exam characterized by three questions pertinent to the theoretic sections of the course.

Group tasks concerning analysis and discussion of case studies, or design of intervention.

Teaching tools

During the lessons ppt presentation, papers and articles will be shared with the students and it will be presented some instruments for practical application.

Office hours

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