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Compulsory Academic and Career Guidance Content on its Way

Starting this fall, 28 Québec schools will systematically apply the Guidance-Oriented Approach to Learning to raise students’ awareness of their academic and career options. It’s part of the broader effort to lower the dropout rate by making school more relevant. Following this pilot project, the MELS will require all schools to integrate academic and career […]

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Good News for GOAL Practitioners

A 2011 study links career development activities with student retention and academic success. (more…)

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How GOAL Contributes to Student Empowerment

The Québec Education Program states that “one aim of a competency- based program is to ensure that students’ learnings serve as tools for both action and thought . . .” (Pre-School and Elementary, Section 1.4). (more…)

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The GOAL Post Goes Paperless

The GOAL Post is turning 10. And starting next fall, we’re celebrating with a versatile new electronic format that will feature prominently on the GOAL Web site. This Web-based platform will make us more timely, interactive, accessible and cost-efficient, even as we continue to highlight the many wonderful and diverse ways GOAL is being implemented […]

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GOAL can be as simple or as complex as you wish

Applying the guidance-oriented approach to learning can involve hands-on projects that students love (but require time to plan and carry out.) Or it can be as simple as telling students, “Do you realize that plumbers (or vets or airline pilots . . . ) couldn’t do their jobs if they didn’t know what we just learned?” Ask yourself these five questions […]

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