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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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Talking with kids about money

A national survey of young Canadians aged 17 to 20 commissioned by the B.C. Securities Commission in 2011 revealed that half of respondents were already carrying debt. That is just one statistic underlying the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s decision to launch an annual “Talk with Our Kids About Money Day.”

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Dawson’s GOAL-friendly lesson plans link learning to marketable skills

Every day, teachers work hard to cover the curriculum even as students ask “Why am I learning this? What can it do for me?” But just watch those same questions evaporate the moment students comprehend how math, English or biology can set them on a career path that they are passionate about. (more…)

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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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