Lorraine Godden is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University where she is working both with the Cooperative Education and Workplace Learning group, and as a researcher on a project examining teacher induction programs across Canada. Lorraine is also particularly interested in the professional development of career education and guidance teachers.
Lorraine’s most recent work includes examination of career education policy and curriculum documents as connectors between education and labour market needs, the use of metacognitve strategies in mentoring youth in work-based education situations, and collaborative work with a community-based project that supports youth with both school-to-work transition and raises youth participation in post-secondary education.
Lorraine holds degrees in Business and Marketing (England) and in Education (England and Canada), in addition to vocational qualifications in workplace assessment and quality control of work-related qualifications. She has been involved in many mentoring projects in both educational and workplace settings, and has been in leadership positions in both for profit and non-profit sectors. Lorraine held positions in England where she was responsible for career and professional development of school support staff and school governing bodies.