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EU Report: Youth work’s contribution to aid transition from education into employment⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

EU youth work and employabilityThe contribution of youth work to address the challenges young people are facing, in particular the transition from education to employment.

The Report presents results from the work of the expert group set up under the European Union Work Plan for Youth for 2014-2015.

The findings detail the role of youth work and its specific contribution to addressing the challenges young people face, in particular the transition from education to employment. The report seeks to make employers, Public Employment Services and policy-makers aware of the crucial role youth work can play – either as a lead agency or in partnership with others – in supporting the employment and employability of young people. In this context, youth work is defined as ‘actions directed towards young people regarding activities where they take part voluntarily, designed for supporting their personal and social development through non-formal and informal learning’.

BBC News: Career talks ‘boost future earnings’ – research⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

PWP_2629Career education given to pupils in secondary school can be linked to higher earnings in adult life,  according to the latest research highlighted in a BBC News report.

A study published in the Journal of Education and Work suggests that better-informed teenagers are likely to make more advantageous career choices.

It measures the earnings benefit as an extra £2,000 per year for every six careers sessions when aged 14 to 15.

Researchers used the British Cohort Study tracking 17,000 people.

The research, commissioned by the Education and Employers charity, found that once other factors were taken into account, such as exam results and economic background, there were higher earnings for those who had received sustained careers advice in school.

The study, by Christian Percy and Elnaz Kashefpakdela from the University of Bath, used data from the British Cohort Study which has been tracking the health, wealth and education of people since 1970.

It concluded that there was a long-lasting employment impact from careers talks and lessons.

Where there were “higher levels of employer contacts, in the form of careers talks with outside speakers”, researchers found that this was linked to higher returns in the labour market.

They concluded that getting careers information and meeting employers in school had a “meaningful and statistically significant impact on later earnings”.

Anthony Mann, director of policy and research for Education and Employers, said: “Other well-known studies have highlighted the benefits of employer engagement, but never before have we had such a robust analysis drawing on such rich data.”

Nick Soar, head teacher at Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation in east London, backed the benefits of outside speakers from industry.

“The pupils love it. They ask endless questions and you can see it really brings home to them what they need to do to succeed in the workplace,” he said.

CBI president Paul Drechsler said: “This report makes clear the importance and impact of great careers insights and advice from people in the business world.”

Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director, said the study provided evidence for how “career education translates into measurable earnings advantages”.

Education and Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah said the research “provides further evidence of the positive impact an employer can have on a young person’s future career”.

Research digest for teachers of craft, design, engineering and graphics⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

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This research digest has been developed to provide you with a sample of recent international literature and research related to Technologies: Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics.

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/r/genericresource_tcm4875926.asp

 

 

The first 5 DYW e-bulletins for 2016⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

DYW e bull jan 16The DYW e-bulletin has become a rather popular monthly publication  which provides informative news pieces for all those  involved in the deliver of the DYW agenda.

You can sign up the DYW e-bulletin here.

Should you have missed any of this year’s editions you can access these here:

January ’16

February ’16

March ’16

April ’16

May ’16

 

Career Education Standard – Learning Resources: An SDS update⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

CES Learning resMarie Lloyd works in Organisational Development at Skills Development Scotland and is part of a team working with Education Scotland to develop Career-long Professional Learning (CLPL) modules built around the Career Education Standard:  “We all want young people to go on to fulfilling careers when they leave school.”

Every day, through Curriculum for Excellence young people are learning skills for life and work. Supported by teachers and practitioners like you, they are making connections between what they learn in the classroom and how it applies to the world of work.

You are their support and Skills Development Scotland can be yours.

We are working closely with Education Scotland to develop a series of professional learning resources linked directly to the Career Education Standard. These will help you develop and maintain your awareness of the labour market, different learning and career pathways and the employability skills young people need to develop.

Whether you’re working at a nursery, in a primary or secondary setting, at a college, as a private training provider, a social worker, as part of the third sector or community learning and development, or in a specialist learning or residential setting – these resources are for you.

You can now access the first of what will be a suite of four modules through Education Scotland’s website.

It will help you to understand the purpose and aim of the Career Education Standard, the entitlements for children and young people and the role you’re expected to play along with parents and partners.

Two further modules will be added in April.

The first looks at Labour Market Information (LMI), the facts and figures that show us where job opportunities will be, and in what sectors in Scotland. For example, LMI tells us a predicted 11,000 BBC Make it Digitalnew jobs will open up each year until 2020 in Scotland’s digital technology sector. The module will provide you with an understanding of LMI, how to access it, how to use it in the classroom and the benefits it brings for a young person’s learning.

The second is on Career Management Skills (CMS). These are the skills that young people need to help them make informed career decisions throughout their lives. SDS Careers Advisers focus on identifying an individual’s career management skills, and those they need to develop further, during coaching sessions. These are also skills that can and should be developed across the curriculum as a day-to-day aspect of learning.

Homepage 1By the end of May the fourth and final resource will look at My World of Work and the resources it offers teachers and practitioners. My World of Work is already widely used by pastoral care and guidance staff but this resource will explore how all teachers can use it to access valuable information about learning and career pathways and the current and future labour market.

These four learning resources can be used independently, relatively informally with a small group of self-selected colleagues or more formally as part of an agreed area for improvement across a department or the whole school.

Through this process of awareness-raising and individual or collaborative reflection, we hope you will be better able to consider how the entitlements and expectations described in the Career Education Standard relate to your current practice and better equip you to more fully integrate learning about the world of work into your lessons in a way that is proportionate, manageable and sustainable.

Language World 2016, 12th March 2016: Lost in Translation?⤴

from @ My Languages



Language World is the annual language conference organised by ALL, the Association for Language Learning. As always this was a great opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and the atmosphere was as supportive and friendly as ever... If you are not yet an ALL member, join now!
 

Language World 2016, 12th March 2016: Lost in Translation?⤴

from @ My Languages



Language World is the annual language conference organised by ALL, the Association for Language Learning. As always this was a great opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and the atmosphere was as supportive and friendly as ever... If you are not yet an ALL member, join now!
 

Interpersonal Small Group Mediation⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

The purpose of this guide is to support teachers/tutors in resolving conflicts within Learning Sets through Interpersonal Small Group Mediation strategies.  As I have expressed in a number of articles on my site collaborativegrouplearning.com, Learning Sets are dynamic group structures designed to engineer and facilitate both effective socialised-learning and social relationships. The three principles of: […]

NNM – Developing Number Knowledge – 1⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Small- Module 16 Session 1Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 16th February at 4pm for the first session of Module 16 – Developing Number Knowledge – Rationale and Overarching Theory; why change approach?

The aims of this session are to:
• Reflect on the reasons for changing teaching and learning pedagogy in numeracy and mathematics
• Highlight the key research, theory and guiding principles underpinning the learning and teaching of numeracy
• Explore the term ‘Mathematisation’ and its main themes
• Discuss the Guiding Principles of quality learning and teaching of numeracy.

The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching pupils in Early Years, Primary and Secondary.

Sign up and join us live in Glow TV – NNM – Developing Number Knowledge – 1

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

NNM – Developing Number Knowledge – 1⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Small- Module 16 Session 1Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 16th February at 4pm for the first session of Module 16 – Developing Number Knowledge – Rationale and Overarching Theory; why change approach?

The aims of this session are to:
• Reflect on the reasons for changing teaching and learning pedagogy in numeracy and mathematics
• Highlight the key research, theory and guiding principles underpinning the learning and teaching of numeracy
• Explore the term ‘Mathematisation’ and its main themes
• Discuss the Guiding Principles of quality learning and teaching of numeracy.

The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching pupils in Early Years, Primary and Secondary.

Sign up and join us live in Glow TV – NNM – Developing Number Knowledge – 1

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.