Name of the original practice to be transferred

Career Planning for Dynamic Economies – Selfie


Specific context where the practice has already been implemented/ applied

(2014- 2016, Erasmus+/ Strategic Partnerships). The aim of the SELFIE project was to develop a new model of career planning education that supports the acquisition of key skill sets among school aged students to enable independent career planning beyond formal education environments and to support teachers to facilitate the learning of students in a range of different learning environments.

The curriculum was piloted in the schools of partner countries. It was introduced to teachers in Lithuania as well.

Conditions of the original practice

The ever-changing nature of the European employment landscape demands a high -level of flexibility and adaptability in the workforce. The emphasis now is on employability and adaptability, on upgrading skill sets to keep pace with change. In this new reality, career planning and development is no longer viewed as a linear process and more emphasis is now placed on nonlinear, chance and unplanned influences. In this way SELFIE developed outcomes support the strategic objective of the Education & Training 2020 framework by helping to improve the quality and efficiency of education and training through the development of career planning teaching that is more appropriate for Europe’s dynamic and knowledge based economy.

Structures of the original practice

There were developed a career planning subject framework incorporating introductory, intermediate and advanced levels that helps students to develop the necessary skills to enable them to construct their own self-portrait and career progression pathway and update it as required throughout their working life.

They are for use in vocational guidance- allowing the student to discover and learn more about themselves, their interests and aptitudes and the world of work. They aim to allow the student to reflect upon their interests in order to help them decide on a future career they may be interested in.

Suggestions on how these will transfer to the new context

The curriculum can be flexibly modified for a specific audience having different levels of competence and educational background. JKC suggests the curriculum that is designed to guide and support young people with innovative career planning methods and strategies, decision -making process and train them lifelong career management skills.

The topics that can be covered within this curriculum:

  • Personal profile/SWOT analysis
  • Personal presentation
  • The world of work and study
  • Realization and planning for a job. Top trends in work life.
  • Emotional awareness and intelligence
  • Decision making and goal setting
  • Work experience. The expectations of business life from young people.

The curriculum combines theoretical and practical aspects. Individual tasks are correlated with group tasks.

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