Date
19 January 2020

Use research to inform effective practice

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Access research and recommendations for self-review’

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Support student decision making

Support student decision making

Support students to understand how different factors influence their decision making.

  • Self-knowledge – understanding one’s own aspirations, strengths, weaknesses, and motivations.
  • Self-knowledge – understanding one’s own aspirations, strengths, weaknesses, and motivations.
  • Sense of self and being able to imagine themselves into their futures.
  • Making choices.
  • Aspirations for life style, which are strongly influenced by culture and context.
  • Personal, social, psychological, and environmental factors.
  • Influences from parents and community.
  • Partial information.

Source: Information for Learners: Learner decision-making behaviours: Research summary. Tertiary Education Commission Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua (2014) (opens in a new tab/window)

Engagement with transition support

Engagement with transition support

41 percent of students said they had never talked to a teacher or career advisor about their future options, and 45 percent had not taken part in related activities such as visiting a tertiary institution or attending a career expo.

Cathy Wylie, Edith Hodgen, Rosemary Hipkins and Karen Vaughan

Develop a systematic process

Develop a systematic process

Systematic processes are needed to help students make connections between school and post-school possibilities and realities.

Students need support to:

  • engage in identity work
  • explore their own abilities as life-long learners
  • assess the landscape ahead
  • learn strategies for managing the continuing development of career pathways.

Source: Information for learners: Learner decision-making behaviours: Research summary (page 6). Tertiary Education Commission Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua (2014) (opens in a new tab/window)

Useful resources

Useful resources

Secondary Schools Pathways for future education training and employment

Secondary Schools Pathways for future education, training, and employment

Publisher: Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Matauranga

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16 and 17 year old learners ‘at risk’ of low achievement and poor outcomes

Publisher: Martin, Jenkins & Associates Limited

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On the edge of adulthood: Summary of key findings from the competent learners @ 16 project

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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