1st Edition

A Practical Guide to Career Learning and Development Innovation in careers education 11-19

    144 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    144 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A Practical Guide to Career Learning and Development is an essential guide for all those involved in careers education, either with sole responsibility or as part of a team.  With a focus on career happiness, resilience and growth, this exciting book offers effective pedagogical strategies, techniques and activities to make career learning and development accessible and enjoyable, contributing to positive outcomes for all young people in the 11-19 phase of their education.  

    With a wealth of support material such as teaching ideas, lesson plans, case studies and an illustrative student commentary, key topics covered include:

    • Career Learning and Development needs of young people
    • Career Learning and Development in the curriculum
    • Practical activities for 11-14, 14-16 and 16-19 year olds
    • Creating a positive environment for learning
    • Teaching approaches
    • Leadership and management
    • Facilitating professional learning.


    A Practical Guide to Career Learning and Development is an invaluable resource for careers advisers and staff in schools with responsibility for leading and providing careers education as well as work-related learning, PSHE, citizenship, and pastoral programmes.  It enables and supports all practitioners as they develop careers provision that better prepares young people for their future well-being and an ever-changing and unpredictable world of work.

    List of figures  Introduction  Part 1 Preparing to teach Career Learning and Development  1. What is Career Learning and Development?  2. Teaching for Career Learning and Development  3. Curriculum Development  Part 2 Facilitating Career Learning and Development  4. Career Learning and Development 11-14  5. Career Learning and Development 14-16  6. Career Learning and Development 16-19  Part 3 Developing your expertise in Career Learning and Development  7. Leading and managing Career Learning and Development


    Barbara Bassot is Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, and Course Leader for the University Certificate in Understanding Careers Education and Guidance.

    Anthony Barnes is an independent careers education consultant. He is also Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Career and Personal Development, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

    Anne Chant is Programme Director for the MA in Career Guidance at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

     "A Practical Guide to Career Learning and Development is a welcome addition to the career education and guidance literature. It helps to refocus discussion on the actual practice that takes place in schools, regardless of the nature of the government and their careers policy. Where the book really offers something new is in its ability to translate recent theoretical discussion in the field into practical activities for the classroom. I hope that the book will be able to find an audience amongst those teachers and careers professionals who are currently struggling with how to best deliver career support in England’s new school-based system." – Tristram Hooley, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling