This session describes the nature and promise of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs). ILPs are being used throughout the United
This session describes the nature and promise of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs).
ILPs are being used throughout the United States (U.S. DoL, ODEP, n.d.) and internationally (Singapore MOE, n.d.) as a career management strategy for helping youth identify their skills, connect these skills to the world of work, identify a purpose and establish flexible life goals, and identify learning pathways that will enable them to pursue those goals (Solberg, 2019).
ILPs have shown promise in facilitating positive youth development in a range of areas including pursuing more rigorous academic courses, decreasing teenage pregnancy rates, increasing secondary education attainment rates, and establishing postsecondary learning goals (Solberg, Wills, Redmond & Skaff, 2014).
Some of the critical design elements for quality ILPs include youth identifying career and life goals that align with their talent and interests as well as the design of a scope and sequence of activities that are facilitated by caring and encouraging adults.
As a career development effort, ILPs focus on “talent development” rather than career choice and decision-making, fosters goal-setting, critical consciousness, self-regulation, deeper human skills and incorporates access to work-based learning and early access to college (Solberg, 2019).
For high need, high risk youth, the ILP process enables the emergence of proactive, resilient and adaptable young adults who are actively pursuing future opportunities with purpose and hope.
Dr. V. Scott Solberg is working internationally and nationally on the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective career development programs and services for especially high-need youth populations, including youth with disabilities. His publications, reports, and curriculum translates career development research into practice and policy strategies that are being used by state leaders to guide their career development implementation and policy efforts and by districts and schools to construct K-12 career development programs and services.
Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, ACT – 09:30
South Australia, Northern Territory – 09:00
Western Australia – 07:30
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This is a FREE webinar as part of the National Careers Week Webinar Series presented by the Career Industry C0uncil of Australia
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(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Career Industry Council of Australiainfo@cica.org.au
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