SPOC: Students Planning Their Own Careers (Full Article)


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This post is based on a paper I presented at INTED2013 (7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference)


Introduction

In our ever more complex world, as illustrated by the video “Shift Happens“, the idea of careers being planned in some linear manner is increasingly untenable.

However individuals still need a way of identifying the skills that will underpin their future personal and professional development.

The challenge is this: how do they decide the skills they will need in the short, medium and long term.

Why careers guidance doesn’t work

In this environment it can be difficult to know what the end of next week will look like, so understanding the skills requirements of the world of work in 10 years’ time would appear to be an impossible task.

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SPOC: Students Planning Their Own Careers (Abstract)


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This post is based on a paper I presented at INTED2013 (7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference)


Abstract

In our ever more complex world, as illustrated by the video “Shift Happens“, the idea of careers being planned in some linear manner is increasingly untenable. However individuals still need a way of identifying the skills that will underpin their future professional and personal development. The challenge is this: how do they decide the skills they will need in the short, medium and long term.

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