1st Edition

An Introduction to Career Learning & Development 11-19 Perspectives, Practice and Possibilities

    168 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    An Introduction to Career Learning and Development 11-19 is an indispensible source of support and guidance for all those who need to know why and how career learning and development should be planned, developed and delivered effectively to meet the needs of young people.

    It is a comprehensive resource providing a framework for career education conducive with the realities of lifelong learning, enterprise, flexibility and resilience in a dynamic world. It discusses the key under-pinning theory and policies and provides straight-forward, practical advice for students and practising professionals. Experts in the field provide essential guidance on:

    • development and leadership of career education strategies in school
    • planning and implementing career learning activities in the curriculum
    • collaborative working and engagement between schools, colleges and Connexions services, as well as with parents, community and business organisations
    • key organisations and where to find useful resources
    • effective teaching and learning - active, participative and experiential learning approaches
    • issues of ethics, values, equality and diversity
    • guidance on self-evaluation, making the most of inspection, and quality standards and awards.

    An Introduction to Career Learning and Development 11-19 is an invaluable guide for teachers, teaching support staff, careers guidance professionals and all other partners in the delivery of CEIAG who wish to enhance their understanding of current and emerging practice and provide support that can really make a difference to young people’s lives. 

    Part A: Perspectives  1. Theoretical perspectives  2. Research perspectives  3. Policy perspectives  Part B: Practice  4. Leadership and strategy  5. Career learning and development in the curriculum  6. Teaching and learning  7. Challenging issues  8. Staff development  9. Effectiveness and improvement  10. Collaborative working  Part C: Possibilities  11. Careers work of the future  12. Careers work of the future: the view from the bridge


    Anthony Barnes is Visiting Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and Careers Education Consultant, VT Enterprise, Surrey, UK.

    Barbara Bassot is Programme Director at the Centre for Career and Personal Development, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

    Anne Chant is Course Director at the Centre for Career and Personal Development, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

    'All recently appointed careers coordinators should read this book but more experienced practitioners will also find the final chapters challenging and inspiring.' - David Andrews OBE, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, UK

    'This book is the perfect companion for anyone interested in extending their professionalism. Beginning with an introduction to the theoretical underpinning of career learning and development, it goes on to offer a myriad of ideas for classroom practice and is full of helpful hints for improving day to day delivery. There is something here for everyone at any stage of their role and responsibility for career learning and development.' - Barbara McGowan, Senior Fellow, National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC)