Exploring the turning points in researchers’ lives

storyboarding

Vitae have just put out a new publication that I worked on with Bill Law. The publication is called Exploring the turning points in researchers’ lives and sets out an approach to careers work called three scene storyboarding.

Storyboarding aims to help researchers to set down their experiences, to think about their careers and to take action based on this reflection. Storyboarding is a creative technique which asks researchers to think about their lives in narrative terms and to set down their experience in the form of drawings. It is an innovative technique that asks them to think about their careers in an unfamiliar way. We found  that it can be a challenging technique for professionals to get started with. However, this report shows that the storyboarding approach can be useful and that it can expand any researcher’s career-management repertoire.

I’d be interested to hear any thoughts about storyboarding from anyone who has used it or is thinking about using it.

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