Event Title

Digital storytelling: Integrating technology and career construction theory to explore client’s narratives

Speaker's Credentials

SPEAKER: Kevin Glavin, Phd, PC(Assistant Professor Nova Southeastern University(Center for Psychological Studies(Past President of Ohio Career Development Association(Membership Chair for National Career Development Association

Location

Melnick

Format

Workshop

Start Date

16-1-2010 1:30 PM

End Date

16-1-2010 3:00 PM

Abstract

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: 1) Describe Digital Storytelling. 2) Explain how to use technology to digitize storytelling. 3) Explain the use of Digital Storytelling in examining client’s career narratives. 4) Show the advantage of gathering career information through clients’ subjective narratives. 5) Demonstrate quick and simple exercises to help clients narrate their own story. 6) Explain how to extract interests and values from clients’ narratives.

TEACHING METHODS: 1) PowerPoint Presentation. 2) Live demonstration using YouTube. 3) Case Examples. 4) Audience Participation. This session will explain how to apply narrative therapy in career counseling. Attendees will learn how to help clients create and interpret their own digital narratives. Free software resources will be explored, and a demonstration will be provided. One method for determining the appropriate use of technology in career counseling is to ground activities in theory, such as Career Construction theory (Savickas, 2005). YouTube can be utilized as an interactive use of technology to explore a client’s narrative. This exercise prompts clients to search YouTube and pick three videos that hold personal meaning for them. Clients are then asked to write a short paper explaining what the videos contain, and why they chose them. Finally, clients present their videos and explain their choices by identifying repeated patterns and themes. The videos and accompanying explanations paint an intimate picture of what is most important to the individual, and provide valuable information that interest inventories alone cannot extract. This exercise can be improved by asking clients to use their own media to create their own videos. Software is freely available to help clients organize and develop their own digital narrative.

IMPACT: 1) Practitioners will learn how to conduct career counseling in a new and novel way. 2) The subjective nature of this project replaces inventory scores with rich narratives. 3) Clients will gain a clearer sense of their own identity and self concept. 4) Clients and practitioners will be made aware of the importance of career counseling, and how rich narratives can provide deep and intimate pictures of the self.

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Jan 16th, 1:30 PM Jan 16th, 3:00 PM

Digital storytelling: Integrating technology and career construction theory to explore client’s narratives

Melnick

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: 1) Describe Digital Storytelling. 2) Explain how to use technology to digitize storytelling. 3) Explain the use of Digital Storytelling in examining client’s career narratives. 4) Show the advantage of gathering career information through clients’ subjective narratives. 5) Demonstrate quick and simple exercises to help clients narrate their own story. 6) Explain how to extract interests and values from clients’ narratives.

TEACHING METHODS: 1) PowerPoint Presentation. 2) Live demonstration using YouTube. 3) Case Examples. 4) Audience Participation. This session will explain how to apply narrative therapy in career counseling. Attendees will learn how to help clients create and interpret their own digital narratives. Free software resources will be explored, and a demonstration will be provided. One method for determining the appropriate use of technology in career counseling is to ground activities in theory, such as Career Construction theory (Savickas, 2005). YouTube can be utilized as an interactive use of technology to explore a client’s narrative. This exercise prompts clients to search YouTube and pick three videos that hold personal meaning for them. Clients are then asked to write a short paper explaining what the videos contain, and why they chose them. Finally, clients present their videos and explain their choices by identifying repeated patterns and themes. The videos and accompanying explanations paint an intimate picture of what is most important to the individual, and provide valuable information that interest inventories alone cannot extract. This exercise can be improved by asking clients to use their own media to create their own videos. Software is freely available to help clients organize and develop their own digital narrative.

IMPACT: 1) Practitioners will learn how to conduct career counseling in a new and novel way. 2) The subjective nature of this project replaces inventory scores with rich narratives. 3) Clients will gain a clearer sense of their own identity and self concept. 4) Clients and practitioners will be made aware of the importance of career counseling, and how rich narratives can provide deep and intimate pictures of the self.