Come Together

Professional Development of Career Guidance Practitioners through Co-Generative Learning

In: Career and Career Guidance in the Nordic Countries


Movements in international career guidance research have been calling for the advance of more qualitative and collaborative research in career guidance. This chapter argues that such a development can take inspiration from the Nordic tradition of participatory action research. As a starting point, the chapter presents Norwegian theory on co-generative learning, a central concept of participatory action research. Based on two cases from a Danish action research and development project in career guidance that applied the Swedish action research method of research circles, the chapter discusses how collaborative research processes can facilitate professional learning and development.