STELAR Webinar: The Psychology of Working
Join authors of "Building the Foundational Skills Needed for Success in Work at the Human-Technology Frontier," for the second of four webinars in our series exploring the educational and social implications of living, learning and working in a future driven by technology.
Part 2: The Psychology of Working
February 8, 2018 2:00-3:00 pm ET
How does work contribute to our social and psychological well-being and the stability of our nation?
Join STELAR as we host Dr. David Blustein of Boston College, as he describes his new Psychology of Working Theory (PWT) and the future of work. Building off research from vocational psychology, multicultural psychology, intersectionality, and macro-levels analyses of work, PWT proposes that contextual factors are fundamental to career attainment and, also, highlights the importance of K–12 education as a way of mitigating some of the contextual factors while also strengthening students’ career adaptability (capacity for exploration and planning) and sense of proactivity. By addressing these psychosocial factors through both STEM content and guided STEM career-development activities, ITEST helps youth develop the tools they will need to access and persist on the STEM career path of their choosing.
Learn more about the webinar series: http://stelar.edc.org/events/stelar-webinar-series-work-human-technology-frontier
Read an introduction to the paper, written by Joyce Malyn-Smith: http://stelar.edc.org/blogs/joyce-malyn-smith/building-foundational-skills-needed-success-work-human-technology-frontier
View and download the full article from the EDC website: http://www.edc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/HumanTechnologyFrontierWhitePaper.pdf
*Please note that while registration is not limited, there are only 100 seats available. Joining the webinar day-of will be on a first come, first served basis. Registration does not guarantee you a spot in the webinar, as we must allow some level of over-subscription to ensure that those who are able to listen are not locked out because of those who register but do not attend. If the 100 seats are filled and you are not able to listen live, a recording and archive of webinar materials will be posted to the website the day after the event.*