Martin Chapter 13: Be Who You Is!: Work, Job, Career, Vocation…and Life
Psychological Approaches to Vocation (from the Vocation, Vocation, Vocation section of Psychology Today)
Should We Pursue Our Career Dreams? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Career Choice: Easy for Superheroes, Hard for Us (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
What Batman can Teach Us about Career Change (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
A Superhero’s Calling (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Will an Algorithm Land You Your Next Job? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Theological and Philosophical Approaches to Vocation (from Leading Lives that Matter)
(Found at library reserve, follow the link below and type in the course number):
Link: http://culibraries.creighton.edu/er.php?course_id=3307 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Leading Lives that Matter
Bonhoffer, D., “Place of Responsibility”
Campell, “Vocation as Grace”
Buechner, F., “Vocation”
Hardy, L. “Making the Match: Career Choice”
After considering this week’s reading and activities, please take no more than 2 pages and address the following topic in a response paper.
One of the Magis core outcomes is that you will be able to “apply critically the fundamental paradigms, and different ways of knowing and thinking from different disciplines.” After reading psychological, theological, and philosophical approaches to vocation, please explain the differences you see between these disciplinary approaches.
How does each help us “know and think” differently about vocation? Once you have laid out these differences, articulate which you relate the most to and why. In other words, you have learned very “Ignatian” ways of thinking about discerning for vocation and very practical ways rooted in the psychological perspective of person-environment fit (a potential algorithm even!). Which approach do you favor? [And if you think both can co-exist, please elaborate.]
Although this written assignment is an informal response paper it is still important to remember to keep your paper and thoughts organized. Try starting with an introduction and main point (thesis statement), followed by the body of the paper which should include support paragraphs and wrap of the paper with a conclusion.
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