Posted by: Alexander Swallow | August 9, 2013

Click Your Fortune: TED-Ed’s choose-your-own-adventure look at career options

Originally posted on TED Blog:

By Logan Smalley

In a job market where many top jobs didn’t even exist a decade ago, how can teachers help prepare students for careers that haven’t been invented yet? While preparing students for careers is not the sole purpose of education, it’s clear that teachers and guidance counselors are working hard to help students understand their post-graduation options. How do guidance counselors help students understand the jobs that are already available? And how do students, educators and counselors find out what jobs might be options in the future?

There are many answers to these questions, and schools and education organizations are becoming quite resourceful in setting students up for 21st-century success. However, according to many teachers and students in the TED-Ed community, there’s still work to be done to bridge the knowledge gap between what happens in school and what happens in the modern workplace.

With this challenge…

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