Career-related learning and science education: the changing landscape

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Hutchinson, Jo 2012. Career-related learning and science education: the changing landscape. School Science Review.
AuthorsHutchinson, Jo
Abstract

Pupils ask STEM subject teachers about jobs and careers in science, but where else do they learn about work? This article outlines career-related learning within schools in England alongside other factors that influence pupils’ career decisions. The effect of the Education Act 2011 will be to change career learning in schools. The impact on science educators as advisers, facilitators, commissioners or managers of career-related learning is discussed, with a conclusion that, while science educators are not career educators, they nevertheless can support career-related learning in their delivery of the curriculum alongside enhancement and enrichment activities.

Pupils ask STEM subject teachers about jobs and careers in science, but where else do they learn about work? This article outlines career-related learning within schools in England alongside other factors that influence pupils’ career decisions. The effect of the Education Act
2011 will be to change career learning in schools. The impact on science educators as advisers, facilitators, commissioners or managers of career-related learning is discussed, with a conclusion that, while science educators are not career educators, they nevertheless can support career-related learning in their delivery of the curriculum alongside enhancement and enrichment activities.

KeywordsCareers education, information, advice and guidance; Career guidance; STEM careers; STEM; Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM); Science education
Year2012
JournalSchool Science Review
PublisherThe Association for Science Education
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/243597
hdl:10545/243597
Publication dates2012
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Deposited12 Sep 2012, 12:30
ContributorsUniversity of Derby, iCeGS
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