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Capturing career information use in everyday life: introducing the CIEL conceptual framework

Milosheva, Marina; Hall, Hazel; Robertson, Peter; Cruickshank, Peter


Hazel Hall


Introduction. Everyday career information use is not fully addressed by extant theories, models, and frameworks. In this paper, a conceptual framework of career information behaviour and career information literacy in everyday life is presented. Methods. Over the course of 2021, a literature review of everyday life career information use was completed. As part of this review, a search for boundary objects was performed, and thematically similar conceptual contributions were mapped. Analysis. An analysis of the integral components of ten theories, models, and frameworks relating to information behaviour, information literacy, information practice, and career development was performed with a view towards the development of a conceptual framework. Results. A conceptual framework consisting of two key components-topography and way of life-was devised following analysis. The framework provides insight into the means by which individuals experience career information in everyday life, and the means by which they navigate career information environments. Conclusions. The conceptual framework presented in this paper is applicable to the development of novel career information literacy theories, models, or frameworks, or the modification of extant conceptualisations.


Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2022, September). Capturing career information use in everyday life: introducing the CIEL conceptual framework. Presented at Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference, Berlin, Germany

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (published)
Conference Name Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Conference
Start Date Sep 26, 2022
End Date Sep 29, 2022
Acceptance Date May 13, 2022
Publication Date 2022-10
Deposit Date May 18, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 31, 2022
Print ISSN 1368-1613
Publisher University of Borås, Information Research
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Keywords information literacy; information behaviour; information practices; career; everyday
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