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What is Life Planning?

What is Life Planning?

Life planning is an ongoing and lifelong process for personal fulfillment, with different foci at different stages of the life time. At the schooling stage, life planning education plays a significant role in fostering students’ self-understanding, personal planning, goal setting, reflective habits of mind and articulation to progression pathways. Hence, life planning education is not merely a remedial or advisory service for students when they are in need of making subject or career choice. It connects with school’s curriculum components, and through it students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitude to make wise choices in accordance with their interests, abilities and orientations; and guided to integrate their career/academic aspirations with whole-person development and life-long learning.

Three Components of Life Planning Processes

Three Components of Life Planning Processes
  • Self-understanding and Development
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Planning and Management

Six Recommended Principles of Life Planning and Career Guidance

Life Planning Education and Career Guidance Service
  • To provide different services that could align with the developmental needs of students
  • To provide to all students, irrespective of their abilities, orientations and levels of study
  • To be means of empowerment for students to make informed and responsible choices on their learning, career goals and other aspects of life
  • To encourage students to make study/career decisions in accordance with their interests, abilities and orientations
  • To promote career development of students that help them for actualising individuals’ potential
  • To assist students in managing and adapting to the transition from school to work, and prepare them for life-long learning