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Career counselling tests for trainee teachers
Career counselling tests for trainee teachers

Author(s): Gabriele Hörl, Ferdinand Eder
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Studijų kokybės ir karjeros tyrimų grupė (Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas)
Keywords: person-environment interaction model; trainee teachers/teacher training students; career counselling; career development theory; career counselling tests at the University of Salzburg; occupational aptitude

Summary/Abstract: This article analyses a set of career counselling tests that are offered to teacher training students in the second semester of their studies. Participants complete tests and questionnaires on vocational interests, abilities, and personality traits, and receive written feedback, which allows them to compare their own scores with the averages of relevant peer groups and make clear how each dimension reflects the requirements of the teaching profession. The counselling tests are aimed at stimulating a reflection of vocational choice, not at selection. The results of evaluation indicate a developmental impact on participants. Deliberations about a change or break in the study are rare. First tests on the predictive validity of the career counselling tests for teacher training students show that a prognosis based on the test results would be justifiable.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 54-75
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English