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Educators are uniquely positioned to inspire, motivate and support young children in their academic, social/emotional and career development. While some might think that children between 3 and 8 are too young for career development, 96% of educators surveyed agree that young children learn skills very early in life that will help them manage their lifelong learning, careers and work, according to new CERIC-funded research from Memorial University.
This webinar will share the results of a three-year research project around what knowledge children from preschool to Grade 3 have about career and work concepts. It provides dynamic career education strategies, including practical tips, activities and examples that educators can use in their daily interactions with children. As Dr Cahill will explain, children’s career development is not a structured, pre-planned process where children are taught about jobs, work and careers. Instead, teachers are asked to reflect on the many ways in which they support and influence children’s future aspirations and career decisions.
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)
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. Her research includes the design, implementation and evaluation of counselling programs in career and diversity counselling for children, youth and adults.
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