Developing Guidance Competences for Learning Mobility

In: Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries

Abstract

This chapter discusses how guidance professionals can support international mobility of learners in a Nordic context. The importance given to learning mobility in educational policies forms the broader frame of the article. Impediments to and benefits of learning mobility are addressed. The key concept of the article is ‘mobility guidance’. It will be theorised that guidance practitioner competences in both international learning mobility and career guidance are decisive in improving the quality and volume of learning mobility. Finally, some recommendations are made on how to elevate capacity-building for guidance practitioners in relation to internationally oriented service delivery.