A Model for Intentional College and Career Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom
The College and Career Learning Model is a process to enable students to intentionally drive self-selected learning and experiences through planning, goal setting, progress review, and goal attainment. The tools and strategies involved in this process include the Foundational Skills for College and Career Learning, supported goal setting and self-evaluation of progress (documented via a College and Career Learning student form), Person-Centered Planning, and regular Circle of Support and advising meetings. The process provides an alternative to separate specialized classes by intentionally planning and supporting how students will identify skill needs and experiences, learn them in the campus community environment, and track their progress: driving their own learning and growth in pursuit of their desired college and career roles.
Slides from a presentation by Dr. Kathryn Burke of Temple University are included to outline the process. A worksheet developed by Temple University's Institute on Disabilities is also included for others to use as they engage in this process with students. The worksheet is intended to be used with Think College's Foundational Skills for College and Career Learning Plan.