10:45 – 11.45 – Career-related learning in childhood

10:45 – 11.45 – Career-related learning in childhood
August 20, 2020 dmh

Speakers

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE
Director, dmh associates
Dr. Mary McMahon
Dr. Mary McMahon
Hon. Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia
David Carney
David Carney
Executive Director, CICA
Anuradha J. Bakshi
Anuradha J. Bakshi
Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development
Nick Chambers
Nick Chambers
Founder and CEO of Education and Employers

Career-related learning in childhood

Session Content

Why focus on career-related learning in childhood and why now in the context of the global pandemic? 

Career-related learning in childhood provides a foundation for the career aspirations and the subsequent learning and work decisions of adolescence and adulthood. Career-related learning happens unintentionally through the experiences and observations of children in their families and communities and can happen intentionally in structured programs in school settings. Family socioeconomic background is a predictor of aspirations in children and adolescents. 

The global pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities in learning, training and work, contributed to high unemployment rates, and increased the likelihood of greater numbers of people living in poverty. In a context of rising inequality and poverty, career-related learning could provide hope and foster aspiration in children whose families have been and may continue to be impacted by the pandemic into the future. Now, in the context of the global pandemic, is an opportunity to support children and their families to envision optimistic futures through career-related learning.

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