Using the psychology of working framework and the social cognitive career theory to build a research team

McIlveen, Peter and Perera, Harsha N. and Blustein, David L. (2018) Using the psychology of working framework and the social cognitive career theory to build a research team. In: Postgraduate education in higher education. University Development and Administration. Springer Nature, Singpaore, pp. 557-570. ISBN 978-981-10-5247-7


This chapter describes the development of a microcosmic research culture, embodied as ACCELL—the Australian Collaboratory for Career Employment & Learning for Living. The conceptual foundations of ACCELL are overviewed. The social cognitive career theory (SCCT; Lent & Brown, 2013) is used as a pedagogical framework for enacting the axiology of the psychology of working (Blustein, 2006). In combination, these theoretical perspectives may be used to inform research educators’ approach to teaching research students with the aim of enhancing their interests, goals, and actions that constitute a research career. This approach is exemplified by a small research team dedicated to advancing doctoral education and research in the disciplinary field of vocational psychology and its applied professional form, career development. Its establishment and maintenance serves as a case study about building a research team with limited financial resources to do so.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 02:46
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 22:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACCELL, SCCT, psychology of working, doctoral education, research team, vocational psychology
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0468-1_27-1

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