If you’ve opened your inbox anytime over the past month, chances are it’ll have been swamped with emails from various organisations telling you about updates to their data protection policies in line with the GDRP compliance deadline this May.
Teachers may be expecting that these changes to data protection won’t really affect them, and will be handled by management and administration teams. This is actually quite far from the case. The new data protection regulations are imposing just as significant developments to the management of data inside the classroom as out, and many teachers may have GDPR training for education on how to comply with the new regulations in daily life.
You’ll know from all the emails you’ve received over the last month or so that something’s going down in the world of data protection. Not to mention the annoying data popup that blocks the screen every time you try to login and stalk people on Instagram.
In a nutshell, the data protection laws in the UK are changing in a pretty big way to pay more attention to how virtual data is kept and used – and this is what’s going on:
Founder and Chief Executive Johnny Rich, summarises how Push supports school careers programmes through the IAG model (information, advice, guidance). “The distinction between the three is interesting and important. Information, I would argue, is facts – data and statistics, indisputable details.
In 2013, the Gatsby Charitable foundation released a report after an 18-month long study on the best practice for careers advice in the UK and abroad. The study resulted in the following benchmarks;
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance:
Push want to get university students deeply thinking about employability instead of the misplaced focus on employment - by running deeply informative (and very funny) interactive events that get young people engaged in the idea of doing what you love and loving what you do, and how adding value each day to an employer can be extremely fulfilling and rewarding.
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