The concept of life as a narrative is strong within the field of career development; as young people begin to tell the story of their career they are constructing a narrative around who they are, and who they may become. Students who are able to understand the role of perspective within narratives are better equipped to undertake their own career development journey.
There are a wide range of career pathways where an understanding of personal narratives is beneficial. From detectives who are investigating conflicting ‘facts’, to journalists who share the news, the ability to interpret and analyse competing perspectives can set us up to enquire and reflect.
The videos, booklets, and activities can be used as a warm-up unit, or separated and spread throughout the module.