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22TRA004 Challenge-based Career Guidance: Exciting students about their futures

22TRA004 Challenge-based Career Guidance: Exciting students about their futures




Intended Audience: Career Guidance Counsellors, Teachers, Parents & Students

Rather than relying on the age-old question ‘what do you want to be’, challenge-based career guidance uses a set of career challenge cards to tap into the student’s essence and drive by asking them ‘what problems in the world would you like to be involved in solving’. Highly motivational, join us and see for yourself as we deal the cards, revealing exciting futures.

Intended Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be:

  • Able to sift through a range of career challenge cards and classify them according to their interest level.
  • Motivated by the range of options available to them, within their selected interest areas.
  • Equipped with research tools to enable them to identify job opportunities that link into their chosen career challenge areas.
  • More easily engaged in meaningful career conversations that matter to them, thus enabling parents and guidance counsellors to assist them more effectively, at a more advanced level.
  • More excited and motivated about their futures and to work as a result.

Bio of Presenter: Dr Fidelma Healy Eames

Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc(Ed), BEd., has a long background in teaching and learning and teacher education.
She began offering ‘Learning to Learn’ and Wellbeing courses to schools and colleges nationally from 2002 with a team of specially trained teachers. In 2007 she published ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success’ which has become a core text for teachers, parents and students interested in independent learning. In 2020 she developed a new blended learning online ‘learning to learn’ programme used across second-level schools, available at

Her research interests include language, literacy and learning, the writer’s voice, self-esteem and well being. She is currently writing a book on the ‘Gifted Learner, how to help’.

Fidelma’s enduring interest is making learning easier. Passionate about supporting teachers and enabling learners to develop the mindset and skills to take ownership for their own learning, she currently job-shares as a teacher (SEN) and is Director and Lead Educator with Study & Careers.

Course Properties

Course date 17-01-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date 17-01-2022 8:00 pm
Capacity 500
Cut off date 17-01-2022 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc, BEd
Number Hours 1 hour
Location Online

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County Kerry,

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