CVEP Public Lecture - Career guidance for social justice

234 Queensberry Street, Kwong Lee Dow, Level 2, Theatre Q219

About the Seminar

Career guidance is commonly understood as an education intervention that is about fitting individuals to the labour market. It has often been criticised as a feature of instrumental educational systems and as something which encourages individuals to uncritically embrace whatever employers want. However, there is also an alternative tradition which has viewed career guidance critically and as a space where educators can encourage individuals to think about themselves, their values and where they fit into the world. In this presentation Professor Tristram Hooley will discuss this critical tradition and set out some of the key insights from the two volumes that he has co-edited with Ronald Sultana and Rie Thomsen (Career Guidance for Social Justice & Career Guidance for Emancipation). He will make the argument that career guidance is a political act and that practitioners need to embrace the politics of their practice and consider carefully where they stand.

About the Presenter

Professor Tristram Hooley is Professor of Career Education at the University of Derby in the UK. His main research interests are career education and guidance, the role of new technologies, and the policies and politics of careers. Professor Hooley is also interested in the role of appearance in career and the contribution that career education can make to social justice. He has published almost 100 books, papers and articles on careers related topics.

Professor Hooley is a fellow of the National Institute of Career Education and Counselling, a Winston Churchill fellow, a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Queensland. He is a senior adviser to the Careers and Enterprise Company and was the specialist adviser to the House of Commons Education Committee inquiry into career guidance.

He writes a blog called Adventures in Career Development.