The aim of the Making Guidance More Effective section is to provide a range of materials and resource on information, advice and career guidance practice, theory and policy for the careers guidance community.
This area contains a range of synopses, links, resources and edited discussions on the subjects of guidance practice, effective guidance and building capacity. Under these broad topics, there are a set of inter-related themes, as follows:
- Improving practice – includes a range of practical resources on good practice, theories for practice and influences on current career guidance practice.
- Learning from others – explores what others are doing in practice and reviews some international perspectives on career guidance.
- New approaches in guidance – looks at the opportunities and ethical issues for some of the new approaches in career guidance.
- Benefits of guidance – examines the multiple benefits of guidance and highlights research in this area.
- Assessing guidance – brings together some discussions and resources on the challenges associated with measuring guidance outcomes, and also reviews some existing evidence.
- Understanding equal opportunities – starts to explore some of the complex issues around equality of opportunity.
- Guidance learning and development – reviews a number of aspects of learning and development.
- Using research in practice – provides a basic introduction to research approaches and processes.
- Understanding policy – includes an overview of policy and priorities in career guidance and also examines the relationship between career guidance and policy.