It is the time of the year for lists. First up I’ll give you the top 10 most viewed posts on this blog during 2015.
- What is radical education? Ironically the top spot in 2015 goes to a post that I wrote back in 2014. In this post I discuss what radical education or critical pedagogy is all about. This is a theme that I’ve pursued further this year so perhaps that is why it was so popular.
- Career guidance in Cameron’s Britain. Gets the second spot. In it I mused on what the Conservative win in the election of 2015 might mean for career guidance.
- The 7Cs of digital career literacy – in practice. The third most popular post of 2015 comes from as far back as 2012. It is a guest post from Graham Kaye-Taylor and talks about how you can use the 7 Cs framework in practice. Its return to the hit parade is probably due to a presentation that Vanessa Dodd gave to a conference organised by Graham this year.
- A brand new careers company for England – hurrah!(?) takes the fourth spot and discusses the launch of the new careers company. Was it only a year ago that we heard about this! A year is a long time in careers it seems.
- Emancipate yourself from mental slavery (slides). I gave my inaugural lecture this year. It seems some people downloaded the slides from it!
- Teachers, careers advisers and employers: Who should do what? Back in March I went up to Leeds and tried to straighten out the respective roles that different people should play in careers education. Hopefully these slides capture the gist of what I said.
- Mark Savickas on Life Designing. Another oldie but a goodie at number 7 (from back in 2013). My report on Mark’s lecture in Padua.
- So why did that happen? More post-election musing from May 2015.
- The Future of Career Guidance in the UK. A presentation that I gave in May 2015 where I talked politics, robots and career guidance.
- Changing numbers of careers advisers in schools. Some figures about how the numbers of careers advisers in schools have changed (2010-2013). I’d be really interested to see an update of this.
So that was the best (or at least most popular) of 2015.
You only have yourselves to blame!