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Reimagining Careers Education

Year 6 and Year 5 students discuss their career ideas at a flipped career expo

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What does a Whole-School Approach to Careers Ed Look Like?

Quick quiz! What does your school's motto or slogan say? Got it in mind? Great. Now here's the important bit: Does the school slogan relate to the future? School positioning statements often focus on student futures, such as life-long learning. Or...

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A child looks at a sign with Believe in Yourself on it

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A case for careers education in the primary years

Data shows that young people are actively thinking about their lives and careers long before formal career guidance traditionally occurs within...

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Two cartoon cats watching a movie. The words Careers on Screen are above them and film strips behind them

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Careers on Screen

Recently we asked on social media what movies and TV shows people thought made great examples for career development (and why). We got lots of...

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A climber on a white climbing wall with colourful hand and foot holds and ropes

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Beware of the Shortcuts

The case for slowing things down when it comes to K12 Careers Education Traditionally in Career Development, it's all about efficiency -- especially...

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Three people on stools addressing a class of students. A woman in bright green is speaking.

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Designing a career development program: a case study

Recently we checked in with Andrew McEwan, Deputy Principal of Holy Spirit College Fitzgibbon, Queensland. Their experience can offer some insights...

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Two kayaks in a blue sea seen from above.

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Designing your life from the inside

We’ve written before about the three main pitfalls of careers tests. The kind of tests that promise to deliver The Answer, The Solution, The One True...

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A teenager's feet on a skateboard on a ramp

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The secret ingredient for subject selection

Student agency. It's the secret ingredient that we're all after. By agency, we mean young people taking active control over their life and...

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A red heart on a white wall in sunlight and shadow

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Empathy and Careers Education

Prompted by a recent article in The Guardian, BECOME Education Consultant Grace Kinch, has been thinking about some of the surprises students may...

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A woman walks between two city buildings in the sunshine

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People must not be married at first sight to career options

First published in the Sydney Morning Herald, June 10, 2023. Narrowing down our options is probably the most common approach to decision-making. Its...

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A girl with a tablet smiles at her teacher

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The Most Powerful Thing you Can Do...

... before they leave Primary school. If you could give your students one big thing before they leave Primary school, something that would set them...

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