within The Postgraduate School in the Educational Sciences
The Internet is becoming an increasingly important channel for information and support in transitions between education and work. How young people at the end of their upper secondary education perceive and use digital contexts for career learning is the focus of this dissertation.
My dissertation study is about Swedish young peoples’ learning before choosing a job and further education after upper secondary school. In the study, young peoples’ career learning in digital environments is of particular interest. Because in a connected society, they are described as increasingly important for young people's career choices. In the wake of the corona pandemic, many upper secondary students have also had to complete their education in whole or in part at a distance. And so, have their preparations for choosing a job or education. This makes digital resources and their role in young people's career learning and career choices an important area to gain more knowledge about. The dissertation study's knowledge contribution is to contribute with knowledge about young people's views on digital career learning and how it can affect their horizon for action in career choices.