INCHER Colloquium 3. July 2024: Career choice motivations: Predictors of professional development, informants for programme marketing, and indicators for counselling needs!?

Lecture by Professor Dr. Michael Goller (Fachbereich 07 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Kassel, Kassel)

This presentation takes a closer look at motivations to choose particular careers and how such motivations are related to aspects of professional learning and development. This will be done mainly in the context of teacher education using the FIT-Choice framework. In addition, the presentation will discuss how empirical insights about career-choice motivations might be used for marketing efforts in higher education as well as as potential indicators to steer students into student counselling.

Michael Goller is a full professor of Vocational and Business Education at the University of Kassel in Germany. He studied Vocational and Business Education, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics and Organisational Psychology at the University of Jena (Germany) and the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK). After a short detour into market research, Michael completed his PhD at the University of Paderborn (Germany), for which he received the AERA (American Educational Research Association) Workplace Learning SIG dissertation award in 2018. After his PhD, he worked as an interim professor of Business Education at the University of Bamberg and as an interim professor of Empirical Methods in Educational Science at the University of Jena (both in Germany). His research focuses mainly on learning and development processes in workplace contexts such as internships or on-the-job training. He is interested in a wide range of research questions, including how workplace learning contributes to the development of expertise, how digitalisation affects work and workplace learning, why people choose their careers and how this affects their career development, and what research methods are appropriate to explore the complex processes behind workplace learning and career development. Although Michael often seeks to answer these research questions in the domain of nursing, he also does so in the fields of business, engineering and (teacher) education. His international publications can be found in journals like Vocations and Learning, Journal of Engineering Education or Teaching and Teacher Education, as well as in books published by Springer and SAGE.

The INCHER lectures in summer semester 2024 are hybrid events.
Zoom participation only after prior registration (

Venue: INCHER, University of Kassel, meeting room 4102, Mönchebergstraße 17
34125 Kassel

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