What motivates you?
How do you like to learn?
In what environment are you at your most productive?
Students don’t always get asked the questions above, especially not students who may be in the early or middle years of their secondary education. With so much emphasis placed (understandably) on what students are learning, teachers and guidance counselors don’t always have time to stop and think about how they’re learning it.
BridgeU began with the premise that careers and university guidance needs to be as personalised as possible if students are to make informed decisions that will equip them for a labour market currently undergoing unprecedented change.
But before a student (especially those in lower or middle years) can decide what they want to do with their lives, they need to know more about who they are.
This kind of self-awareness is arguably the cornerstone of that informed decision making we mentioned earlier. Before students can even begin to contemplate their career pathways, it helps to understand what drives them and what motivates them.
And of course, this kind of information helps teachers and guidance counselors too. A guidance programme that is tailored to a student’s strengths and needs is more likely to bring out the best in that student.
For example, it’s easier to set expectations and deadlines for your students if you know a bit about what drives their productivity. It’s also easier to offer students insightful and empowering career advice if you have data that tells you about how they like to work.
With this in mind, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Keys To Succeed. Working with Keys to Succeed, BridgeU will be offering our partner schools access to online assessment tests that are designed to help students identify their strengths and gain the valuable self awareness they need to improve their decision making process.