Webinar: Career-Related Learning in Primary Schools

A consistent criticism from the emergent literature on children’s career development has been that career-related learning in primary schools has received limited attention.

A particular gap in the literature is the practical application achieved through a collaborative partnership approach involving career development specialists, teachers and business volunteers. 

This webinar examines an innovative collaborative approach based on research undertaken originally in seven of the most deprived Wards in Derby city in England, further extended to include at least 32 inner-city primary schools, followed by a ‘twinning approach’ newly adopted on a wider regional basis. Participants will receive some practical worksheets and resources to inform their ongoing work.

By the end of the webinar participants will have:

  • Gained practical examples of how to successfully embed career-related learning into primary schools
  • Reviewed an evidence-based approach and considered how this can potentially support policy developments, theory, practice and research in Australia
  • Assessed the strengths, limitations and future directions of the approach.

Presenter Bio: 

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE specialises in lifelong guidance policies, research and practice at an international, national and regional level. She is currently leading a 3 year research programme ‘Our Future’ focusing on the practical application and impact assessment of career-related learning in primary schools’ across the East Midlands region of England. She recently completed research on ‘The Big Careers Conversation with Young People in England, particularly those in transition from primary to secondary schooling and beyond - https://dmhassociates.org/research-studythe-big-conversation-with-young-people-in-england

Deirdre is currently leading a research project on behalf of the Department for Economy (DfE) in Northern Ireland (reporting to the Minister and officials) to inform the future development of the DfE’s all-age Careers Service. She advised Careers Wales working closely with the Welsh Government on a new 5-year vision and Careers Strategy (Brighter Futures: 2021-2026). In England, she is currently chairing a major review of the DfE-owned matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance (2021 -2022). She is supporting the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) on the implementation of its national Careers Strategy.

She is a UK expert in career development (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education, 2017 – present) and OECD appointed independent consultant on the ‘Career Ready’ programme (2021). Deirdre also acts as the IAEVG National Lead Correspondent for the UK. 

Please consider event timing according to your state:

NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT: 7pm - 8pm
SA: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
QLD: 6pm - 7pm
NT: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
WA: 4pm - 5pm
New Zealand: 9pm - 10pm  

CPD Points: 1 hour
CPD Competency: Professional Practice Application

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15/02/2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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