While we know parents and teachers are important influences on children’s career development, little research has existed around the nature of this influence. New CERIC-funded research from Memorial University shows how the early seeds of career development in children, aged 3 to 8, are planted and how they can best be nurtured. Two free webinars based on this research – full of practical tips and activities – are now being offered by Dr Mildred Cahill on May 28 and June 1, 2018.
Free Webinar #1 – Career Development for Young Children: How Educators Can Make a Difference Monday, May 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Educators will learn how to:
- Facilitate children’s development of critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Foster an appreciation of diversity, and promote the development of strengths, interests and abilities
- Enhance children’s confidence by encouraging them to try new things and to be open to change
- Encourage children to imagine many possibilities for future selves
- Counteract bias in books, texts, other resources and the media
- Infuse career development concepts into teaching and learning (curriculum)
Free Webinar #2 – Realizing Potential: How Parents Can Support Their Children’s Early Career Development Friday, June 1, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Parents/guardians will learn how to:
- Enhance children’s confidence by encouraging them to try new things and be open to change
- Encourage children to develop and recognize strengths, interests and abilities, and think positively about themselves
- Provide children with opportunities for imaginative play
- Help children set and accomplish appropriate goals
- Monitor the games, books and media in which children engage
- Discuss work with children, including place of work, job tasks and responsibilities
Dr Mildred Cahill is a recently retired Professor, Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a researcher (career development, diversity, multiple technologies and counselling) and educator involved in collaborative program development work locally, nationally and internationally.
The webinars are based on two recent guides published by CERIC: The Early Years: Career Development for Young Children – A Guide for Educator’s and The Early Years: Career Development for Young Children – A Guide for Parents/Guardians. Both are available for free download or print copies may be purchased.