Careers Advice for the 21st Century

Thursday 27th February 2020

#UKEdChat session 492 –  Clearly, the days of education being seen as only a means of getting a good job are over, yet schools need to be responsive to changing patterns of work to ensure the right skills are being honed, and that learning opportunities can draw on the expertise and resources of the workplace.

As a result, careers advice or guidance has also changed over the decades, but does it reflect the modern patterns of work, and is it looking to the future to a jobs market that doesn’t yet exist?

In the #UKEdChat discussion on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 8pm(UK), and during the After Hours Webinar at 9pm(UK) with guest @HowtoSTEM, we will discuss how careers advice can be improved, and how career-based learning can be used as a strategy in the classroom.

🔼UKEdChat After Hours Webinar, featuring guest @HowtoSTEM with @ICTmagic hosting.

Links mentions in the webinar:


Book: 15-Minute STEM: Quick, creative science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities for 5-11 year-olds

DfE: Careers guidance and access for education and training providers


You can also listen to the webinar episode within the UKEdPodcast.

You can listen to the audio below, via the Apple Podcasts link at the top of this page, follow this link to find us on Spotify, or search for UKEdChat in your favoured podcast app.


Q1. What was your experience of careers advice when you were at school?
Q2. What kinds of ’21st century’ jobs should we be teaching children about?
Q3. What age/phase is best to introduce careers advice in schools?
Q4. How should careers advice change to reflect an increasing ‘gig’ based and short term job market?
Q5. What is ‘career-based learning’ and how can we make it part of our classroom practice?
Q6. What are the benefits of career-based learning?
Q7. How can we teach to ensure our pupils are adaptable from a future of work which is not yet known?
Q8. What advice would you give to pupils embarking on a career based within your subject area?

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