Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Career-Life Education 10-12

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the BC Career-Life Education 10-12 curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Career-Life Education

Students are expected to be able to do the following:


  • Examine the influences of personal and public profiles on career-life opportunities
  • Identify risks and appreciate benefits associated with personal and public digital footprints
  • Consider the role of personal and employment networks in exploring career-life opportunities


  • Apply a mentor’s guidance in career-life exploration
  • Collaborate with supportive community members to explore the reciprocal influences of career-life choices
  • Communicate with the intent to highlight personal strengths, talents, accomplishments, and abilities


  • Demonstrate inclusive, respectful, and safe interactions in diverse career-life environments
  • Identify career-life challenges and opportunities, and generate and apply strategies
  • Explore and connect experiential learning both inside and outside of school with possible and preferred career-life pathways
  • Practise effective strategies for healthy school/work/life balance


  • Explore and reflect on career-life roles, personal growth, and initial planning for preferred career-life pathways
  • Develop preliminary profiles and flexible plans for career-life learning journeys


Students are expected to know the following:

Career-life development

  • mentorship opportunities
  • strategies for maintaining well-being in personal and
    work life
  • preferred ways of knowing and learning
  • competencies of the educated citizen, employability skills, essential skills, leadership and collaboration skills
  • self-assessment and reflection strategies
  • ways to represent themselves both personally and publicly
  • appropriate workplace behaviour and workplace safety

Connections with community

  • inclusive practices, including taking different worldviews and diverse perspectives into consideration
  • personal networking and employment marketing strategies
  • factors that both inform career-life choices and are influenced by them, including personal, environmental, and land use factors
  • ways to contribute to community and society that take cultural influences into consideration
  • value of volunteerism for self and community

Career-life planning

  • career-life development research
  • methods of organizing and maintaining authentic career-life evidence
  • models of decision making and innovative thinking for flexible planning and goal setting
  • financial planning tools, pre- and post-graduation opportunities, and local and global labour and market trends

MediaSmarts Resources

Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

Free Speech and the Internet

Hate or Debate

Impact! How to Make a Difference When You Witness Bullying Online

Introduction to Online Civic Engagement

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Online Relationships: Respect and Consent

Privacy Rights of Children and Teens

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: My Virtual Life

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

Your Online Resume