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  1. 1. Lawyer in London: inspiring and motivating students through extra-curricular work-related learning activities Teri-Lisa Griffiths and Jill Dickinson SHULT 2015
  2. 2. The background Government agenda "enhancing aspiration" Broadening horizons Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission (2015) SHULT 2015
  3. 3. What we did... Selection/ recruitment Preparatory event Funding Royal Courts of Justice Freshfields Focus group SHULT 2015
  4. 4. Student feedback following the event inspired us to examine the impact further. Impact of social environment on self-efficacy (Bandura, 1997). Rationale SHULT 2015
  5. 5. Literature Review Cunnien et al. (2009) found that work experience had a 'spill-over' impact on adolescent participants. Lent et al. (1994) Model of Interest Development presents self-efficacy as a key component in the development of career interests. SHULT 2015
  6. 6. Findings so far... Focus group results demonstrated the following themes: Theme 1: Intimidation - resulting in a reduction in self-confidence. Theme 2: Confidence-building - resulting in an increase in self-efficacy. Theme 3: Social spaces - different worlds (student/professional divide); prestige (London, elite professions) SHULT 2015
  7. 7. References BANDURA, Albert (1997). Self-efficacy: the exercise of control. [online]. W.H. Freeman. CUNNIEN, Keith A., MARTINROGERS, Nicole and MORTIMER, Jeylan T. (2009). Adolescent work experience and self-efficacy. [online]. International journal of sociology and social policy, 29 (3/4), 164-175. GREAT BRITAIN, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (2013). Inspiration Vision Statement. [online]. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/238841/bi s-13-1176-inspiration-vision-statement-R2.pdf GREAT BRITAIN, Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission (2015). A qualitative evaluation of non-educational barriers to the elite professions. [online]. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/434791/A _qualitative_evaluation_of_non-educational_barriers_to_the_elite_professions.pdf LAW, Bill (1981). Community Interaction: a Mid-Range Focus for Theories of Career Development in Young Adults. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 9 (2), 142- 58. LENT, R.W., BROWN, S.D., HACKETT, G. (1994). Toward a unifying social cognitive theory of career and academic interest, choice, and performance. Journal of Vocational Behaviour. 45 (1), 79-122. MITCHELL, A., JONES, G., KRUMBOLTZ, J. (1979). Social Learning and Career Decision Making. in GOTHARD, Bill, et al. (2001). Careers Guidance in Context. London, SAGE. SHULT 2015
  8. 8. Jill Dickinson jill.dickinson@shu.ac.uk @Jill_Dickinson1 Teri-Lisa Griffiths teri-lisa.griffiths@shu.ac.uk @TerilisaCareers SHULT 2015 Are you thinking of running your own extra-curricular WRL activities? Do you already run extra- curricular WRL activities? Would you/your students be interested in finding out more about participating in the research?