Duration

2 LU (à 45 min.)

Method

Face to Face

Aim of Module 4

Module 4 aims to provide a comprehensive view of complementary free digital solutions for career guidance, intended to be used in tandem with a CareerBot methodology. The module aims to highlight how digital tools can be effectively used in career guidance practices, complementing, but not substituting, the work of the practitioner. The module adopts a case study approach to learning, looking at the Irish example of Careers Portal (Future +), which is intended to provide a frame of comparative reference to digital tools in partners’ respective countries. Module 5 will explore digital solutions by first defining what is meant by a digital solution, how this differs from digital transformation, and then introducing the case study. The first learning unit is targeted towards clarifying the learner’s understanding of what digital solutions are and the roles they can play in contemporary guidance practices and the second learning unit aims to explore digital solutions in the EU and local context and offer recommended digital tools across Europe.

Learning Units

Participants will be introduced to complementary free digital solutions for career guidance and how to compliment the CareerBot tool with a suite of digital solutions. LU1 serves to inform participants of the various reasons why digital solutions are being used in contemporary career guidance practices, justifying this contextual backdrop through the Irish case study of Careers Portal A number of European and local digital solutions will be demonstrated to participants to build a context of local and European tools to understand the suite of tools available for career guidance. Following this, participants will be shown a number of tools which they are invited to explore and the aim it to have knowledge on how to use digital solutions in your everyday practices.

Learning Unit 1: What is a digital solution?

  • What is a digital solution? Definition and distinction from Digital Transformation i.e., complementary
  • Case Study: Careers Portal – Future+ (Ireland) how it’s uses, its advantages, and limitations.
  • Why it is a necessary to integrate digital solutions into a Career Guidance Process.
Learning outcomes of the module

The concept explored using a case study. How digital solutions can be integrated into a Career Guidance Process.

  • To define what a digital solution is and its functionality in Career Guidance and to understand the advantages and disadvantages of using digital solutions in Career Guidance.
  • To differentiate between the concept of a digital solution and that of digital transformation.
  • To become familiar with the case study of Careers Portal and reflection on relevant digital solutions in your region.

Learning Unit 2: European and Local digital solutions in context; Exploring new tools

  • Recommended EU wide tools, why? Transferability and enhance DigiComp Skills in practice
  • Local digital solutions for Career Guidance – Spain, Austria, Greece, Germany, Ireland. Why localise?
Learning outcomes of the module
  • To know and understand the reasoning underpinning localising digital tools by region and the additional value of European wide tools.
  • To know how to implement different digital solutions within a career guidance process and how to implement a career portfolio services within a local context.
  • To understand how Digital Solutions enhance EU citizen’s digital competencies.

Resources – Learning materials provided

Learning Unit 1: What is a digital solution? The concept explored using a case study. How digital solutions can be integrated into a Career Guidance Process.
  • M4-LU1-01 – Complementary free Digital solutions for Career Guidance (PPT and Word Document)
  • M4-LU1-02 – Exercise: Devil’s Advocate including Devil’s Advocate Pack
  • M4-LU1-03 – Careers Portal
  • M4-LU1-04 – Bibliography
  • M4-LU1-05 – Checklist: What I know on the subject of ‘What is a Digital Solution’.
Learning Unit 2: European and Local digital solutions in context; Exploring new tools.
  • M4-LU2-01 – Complementary free Digital solutions for Career Guidance (PPT and Word Document)
  • M4-LU2-02 – Exercise: Padlet
  • M4-LU2-03 – Participant Padlet and the web app
  • M4-LU2-04 – Bibliography
  • M4-LU2-05 – Checklist: What I know of the subject ‘European and Local digital solutions in context: Exploring new tools.’