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Comics as a tool for a narrative approach in early career counselling: theory versus empirical evidence

BJGC 2x2An analysis of both theoretical and empirical literature suggests that career counselling should begin in childhood and that it should be an ongoing process based on a narrative approach. The basis of this paradigm is an insightful reflection over one's life history, which requires tapping into the capacities of autobiographical memory.

At the same time, childhood and adolescence are periods when readiness for insightful analysis of one's past are at their lowest. Literature reviews illustrate that comics are an effective way of inciting reflection and stimulating early development memories. Accordingly, this research aimed at examining the usefulness of comics in stimulating insights into life among young adolescents. The sample comprised 242 students, that is 114 boys and 128 girls aged 13–15. We found that comics help create an environment that is conducive to recalling memories among young people.


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Danuta Piróg & Tomasz Rachwał (2018) Comics as a tool for a narrative approach in early career counselling: theory versus empirical evidence, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2018.1538494

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