Using the u-cube for career counselling with adolescents to develop career conversations

Alchin, Carolyn and McIlveen, Peter (2017) Using the u-cube for career counselling with adolescents to develop career conversations. In: Psychology of career adaptability, employability and resilience. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 161-170. ISBN 978-3-319-66953-3

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The U-Cube is a play-based tool for constructivist career assessment and counselling. The U-Cube is fashioned on the famous Rubik’s Cube. Each face of a square side has career-related words that can be manipulated as part of a counselling process. Clients can be asked to find words that are personally meaningful and talk about these words with the counsellor. This tool is particularly useful for clients who benefit from additional support to engage in dialogue in relation to their career. The case of 'Reece' demonstrates the utility of the cube for facilitating career conversations.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 00:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 03:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: career education, career counselling, working alliance, gamification, career decision-making
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66954-0_10

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