Design Thinking Principles for Career Development Learning
Dr. Susan Mate and Ms. Freda Zapalis
Recorded on July 28, 2022
To Update Us! International and Emerging Career Development Practices
Our APCDA Guest Speakers will explore Design Thinking (DT) as a mindset, skill, and process (Wright & Wrigley, 2019). This will be done through an overview of how DT principles have been embedded in undergraduate and postgraduate career programs offered at a university in Melbourne.
Through these examples, we answer the following questions:
- How can design principles be used to teach students about career development learning?
- How do we incorporate design thinking with other career development theoretical frameworks?
This webinar topic will benefit career practitioners working with clients to explore careers and their decision-making through the use of 21st-century skills and character qualities such as resilience, creativity, and critical thinking (World Economic Forum, 2015).
Susan Mate, Ph.D. is an Educator and researcher specializing in designing the employability and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) curriculum at LaTrobe University. She is an experienced educator and leader within the university sector. As a Senior Educational Developer, she is committed to evidence-informed learning and creating collaborations that enhance people’s capacity to integrate innovations. Dr. Mate holds a doctorate focusing on Learning in the Workplace and a background in career and education design. She is committed to incorporating social justice principles into her teaching and learning.
Ms. Freda Zapsalis is an experienced careers educator, having worked in various student contact, employer liaison, and academic roles in higher education. More recently, she has designed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate career development courses at RMIT University. Ms. Zapsalis holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Career Development and Education from RMIT University. Currently, she is undertaking her Ph.D. at RMIT university. She is looking at the role of multi-disciplinary team projects on humanities students' exploration of career identity.
Why Attend? To Build your Career Development, Communication, and interpersonal skills