The new Gatsby Good Career Guidance advises that all teachers should link curriculum learning to careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
Beyond the idea of subject relevance, undertaking ELLI enables students, teachers and career advisers, to explore learning habits associated with particular jobs or careers. What does it take to become a xxxx? Which learning behaviours need to be very strong in this sort of role? How students use their learning behaviours has, and will continue to have, a major impact on their future jobs and careers. Their propensity for change, their critical curiosity, how they work with others, etc. are as important, if not more so, than their differentiated grasp of certain subject areas. Their ELLI profile, when leaving school, is likely to influence their performance in whatever role they go on to pursue.