Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 9 June 2022, 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you if you work in primary schools in a leadership or teaching position.
Research shows that career related learning needs to start early so that children can expand their horizons and learn about as many careers as they can. Students start to adopt stereotypes based on gender, ethnicity, and social background from a young age, which often influences their career and subject choices. Career related learning in primary schools is not about students deciding about the course or career they wish to pursue. It is about helping them to understand there are many options open to them. Many primary schools already undertake career related activities, without realising it.
If you want to learn how you can help to broaden students’ aspirations and have a positive impact on their future life choices, attending this workshop will increase your knowledge in how to provide quality career related learning in your school.
Research highlights that children begin to form their career ideas from a young age, which may limit their educational and career choices. Career development experts emphasise career related learning should start early, and primary schools should support students to explore (not decide) career options.
- deeper understanding of the benefits of career related learning in primary school
- strategies to broaden your students’ aspirations and challenge stereotypes they may hold
- strategies to support career related learning in the classroom
- actions you can take, to help strengthen career related learning in your school
Maria is the Education Consultant, Careers at Independent Schools Victoria. In her role, she provides high-level advice and support to Independent schools in relation to career education. Maria has a strong background in career development and education and has held leadership, consulting, teaching, lecturer and career practitioner roles, in this field. She has diverse experience, having worked in schools, tertiary institutions, corporate and government settings.