In this episode of The NCGE Podcast, NCGE director Jennifer McKenzie meets with Dr Deirdre Hughes, OBE. Deirdre discusses her background and origins in Guidance, ongoing developments and research in the UK, and the four key principles which inform her work:
- Keeping people switched onto learning
- Encouraging people not to close down opportunities too early
- Broadening horizons and challenging assumptions
- Creating relevant exposure to, and experiences of, the world of work
Dr Hughes provides some wise words of advice for guidance community in Ireland, including to remember “the art of the possible” and to look after ourselves!
For further information on areas discussed in this episode, please see:
Scotland’s Careers Strategy: Moving Forward (Feb 2020)
A freelance academic researcher, career development professional and government policy adviser, Dr Deirdre Hughes of DMH Associates has written over 125 articles and book chapters, and made over 200 presentations to international, national and regional professional groups dealing with all-age careers work, employment and skills issues. She is co-editor of the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling International Symposium Series. She is also a Cedefop appointed national expert in lifelong guidance and careers education (May 2017).