In this episode of The NCGE Podcast, NCGE Post Primary Coordinator Dr Carol Guildea is in conversation with Mary Stokes, NCGE FET Coordinator and Aisling Fleming, DCU. This episode discusses a shared vision of the provision of guidance for everyone, and how this may be achieved through: developing guidance awareness among colleagues, clients, parents etc, challenging normative gender roles and stereotypes in expectations of clients, providing a reflective space; ensuring GCs have access to each other, and more.
For further information on areas discussed in this episode, please see:
Lifelong guidance policy and practice in the EU, European Commission (2020)
Aistear – Early Childhood Curriculum Framework
Gottfredson, L. S. “Gottfredson’s Theory of Circumscription and Compromise.” Pp. 179-232 in Career Choice and Development, 3d ed., edited by D. Brown, L. Brooks and Associates. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Lessons for Education from COVID-19 A Policy Maker’s Handbook for More Resilient Systems, OECD (2020)
What works? Career-related learning in primary schools, Dr. Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Jordan Rehill (Education and Employers) and Dr. Deirdre Hughes OBE (DMH Associates) (2018)
Aisling Fleming is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Guidance Counselling programmes in Dublin City University. She holds an MSc in Guidance Counselling and a BA (Hons) in International Business. With over 18 years’ experience in both the business and education sectors. Within business, she has worked as a HR and recruitment specialist and in management in both public and private sector organisations. She has designed and delivered employability training to jobseekers in community settings and to individuals and groups including the EU Youth Guarantee. Aisling also has extensive experience in the education sector working with second and third level students to facilitate their understanding of the working world and skills employers are looking for.