We take a similar approach at undergraduate level of finding enthusiasms. The context I teach in is Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. We need the undergraduates to start piecing together their sense of a developing practice so they can start to formulate what they want to do next after graduation and also so they can find direction for their final major project in their final year. To structure this we give them a circle in a sheet of A4 paper and ask them to write a range of passions, things they love, issues they want to tackle, what they are writing about, design processes available to them and ask them to map these with things that are essential nearest the middle. This enables us and them to start to map their growing practice and teach to that more effectively.
The key here is that student centred teaching and learning is a core part of a constructivist method of learning and my Montessori primary school knew this but it tends to get lost in the rush for jobs which tends to take priority these days. The search for jobs is always good but self knowledge will bring something deeper for those who have options or at least for those who are willing to work at whatever in the daytime and develop their creative selves outside of that through necessity.