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Reviewing career-related learning resources


One purpose of this module is to encourage you to take a critical and theoretically-informed approach to reviewing the many career-related learning resources available to the public both freely and commercially. We will discuss this area further during the workshop. The activity below makes up the formative assignment and should be undertaken between 30/11/14 and 31/1/15.

You are invited you to review at least one C-RL resource. A list of possible resources is provided below but you may chose any resource you like. Bearing in mind that the resources have been selected for the purposes of critique, please consider the following three questions:

  1. Is it possible to detect a particular career development or learning theory underpinning this resource?
  2. What could a user learn from this resource?
  3. Would you use the resource in connection with a C-RL programme and if so how?


1/ Adults / corporate

We have selected the websites of two recruitment agencies and one careers service, namely: Reed; Michael Page; and the National Careers Service.


2/ Higher education

We have selected three contrasting media resources: an Employability Podcast; a Graduate Success Project; and a Career Module Guide.


3/ Schools

We have selected three curriculum resources related to the following stages: Key Stage 2; Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.


4/ Your own choice

Select any C-RL resource of your choice.


Posting to the forum: formative exercise
Once you have reviewed a resource, please post at least one comment on it and comment on at least one other posting in the thread. Posts can be as short or as long as you want. The activity is designed to be fairly informal.