2018 CDAA National Conference
2 - 4 MAY 2018 • THE HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR HOBART
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Leonie Stanfield

Relevant Reflections: Looking Back to Move Your Practice Forward

Excellence in our practice is something we all aspire to. However, given our fast-paced changing world and lives, the push to stay informed and ahead can feel relentless.

A 2020 vision is not just external, it also requires adopting an internal focus on what we can learn from our own practice. We reflect on our practice to better understand and improve what we do.

This preconference workshop will introduce career practitioners to the personal, practical and productive outcomes of reflection and provide a framework to guide and record their reflective process.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore how they reflect on their practice through both individual and group activities and will be assisted to identify new ways to increase their reflection and positively impact their career development practice.




Col McCowan

Reinvigorating the Careers Agenda in Educational Institutions: Introducing a Simple and Effective Alternative to the ABCD

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development (ABCD) has not fulfilled its promise for a variety of contextual and implementation issues. We have developed a different style of career education and development (CED) curriculum framework that takes more of a career planning approach where students are encouraged to rehearse the full set of skills they will need to manage their career-related actions and decisions throughout their lives.

Career practitioners in educational settings will be introduced to what are the characteristics of an effective career education program and the alternative framework, including example lesson plans across a number of year levels. Some case studies of where it has been successfully introduced will be outlined and participants will have the opportunity to explore its relevance and application to their own setting.




Michael Healy

Career Writing: Writing Exercises for Exploring and Discovering Career Identities

Career writing has been proven to improve participants' luck readiness, which measures their optimism, adaptability, and opportunity awareness. It is focused on teaching people how to manage and make sense of the complex thoughts and emotions that can accompany experiences of career decisions and transitions.

Participants will be introduced to career writing as an emerging method, along with the underpinning theories of career learning theory and dialogical self-theory. Participants will explore the practical application of career writing and be led through several writing activities. They will be invited to reflect on how these activities may be adapted and applied in their own practice and encouraged to share their experience and ideas for further activities and approaches.



 

 



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