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Stephen Downes

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I have always thought of 'Guidance' in schools as being about more than just getting into college or finding a career, but maybe I was a bit starry-eyed. I know that when I was in school (the idealistic 70s, where they tried radical concepts like electives, open concept, and small class sizes) they were concerned about how I saw the world and what I thought my place in it could be. But they also measured by skills and gave me a career aptitude test (which said I should enroll in the military - true story!). Anyhow, this article looks at Guidance this way: "The goal is to help learners create successful futures," said Xello CEO Matt McQuillen. "Learners need to have a plan and the skills and knowledge to adapt that plan." Plan? I didn't have a plan until my 40s.

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