Topic outline

  • Year 8 World of Work Semester 1

    Career development is a dynamic ongoing process of personal growth and learning.

  • Topic 1

    TERM 1 

    Note: Please use this Moodle page in conjunction with the Course Outline - Assessment tasks are included at the beginning of the Moodle page. Materials provided are a guide to your teaching so please feel free to add or change according to what suits your teaching style and class!

     

    Importance of Career Planning

    Set goals

  • Career Action Plan

    ** PLEASE NOTE** STUDENTS WILL BE COMPLETING A PAPER COPY OF THEIR CAREER ACTION PLAN [CAP]- this will be handed out by the teacher at the beginning of the lesson and then handed back by the students at the end. PLEASE return all Career Action Plans to ABO or DDE or LWI at the end of the lesson.

    Importance of the CAPs:

    The Career Action Plan is a very important device that helps you set short and long term goals and develop a plan that will help them achieve these goals.Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It enables you to observe how your taste for particular careers change and then plan for decisions you make for your future.

    FIVE IMPORTANT REASONS TO SET GOALS:

    1. Goals give you focus:

    You can have all the potential in the world but without focus your abilities and talent are useless. Just like how sunlight can’t burn through anything without a magnifying glass focusing it, you can’t achieve anything unless a goal is focusing your effort. Because at the end of the day goals are what give you direction in life. By setting goals for yourself you give yourself a target to shoot for. This sense of direction is what allows your mind to focus on a target and rather than waste energy shooting aimlessly, allows you to hit your target and reach your goal.

    2. Goals allow you to measure progress:

    By setting goals for yourself you are able to measure your progress because you always have a fixed endpoint or benchmark to compare with.

    3. Goals keep you locked in and undistracted:

    By setting goals you give yourself mental boundaries. When you have a certain end point in mind you automatically stay away from certain distractions and stay focused towards the goal. This process happens automatically and subtly but according to research does happen.

    4. Goals help you overcome procrastination:

    When you set a goal for yourself you make yourself accountable to finish the task. This is in complete contrast with when you do things based of a whim and it doesn’t matter whether you complete them or not. Goals tend to stick in your mind and if not completed they give you a “Oh No! I was supposed to do _____ today!” reminder. These reminders in the back of your head help you to overcome procrastination and laziness.

    5.Goals give you motivation:

    By making a goal you give yourself a concrete endpoint to aim for and get excited about. It gives you something to focus on and put 100% of your effort into and this focus is what develops motivation.

    'Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new ones added, and others dropped'


  • Topic 3

    Multiple Intelligences

    The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. Traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences that highlight how individuals learn and which of the methods below they connect with the most. These intelligences are:

    • Linguistic intelligence ("word smart")
    • Logical-mathematical intelligence ("number/reasoning smart")
    • Spatial intelligence ("picture smart")
    • Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence ("body smart")
    • Musical intelligence ("music smart")
    • Interpersonal intelligence ("people smart")
    • Intrapersonal intelligence ("self smart")
    • Naturalist intelligence ("nature smart")

    Your Task:

    Go to the link below and complete the Multiple Intelligences Test - It will tell you the how you prefer to learn. Once you have completed the test, write your top 2-3 intelligences and describe each so that you understand them. Choose an activity from the list after each description [use the second link] and complete this. 


  • My Interests

    Discussion on interests

    Students identify interests

    Create a visual display of your choice for students to display

  • My Values

    Class discussion of values

    Students to complete values handout

    Add to visual display created the previous lesson

  • How others see me

     Class discussion about peoples perceptions and how this can raise awareness of your strengths & weaknesses

    Play 'How others see me game'

  • Promoting Myself

    Discussion of promoting yourself in a positive way

    Complete worksheet

    Students to use all the information they have learnt in term 1 to create their advertisement about themselves. Refer to handout. 

    Assessment: Written & Oral Component

  • Topic 9

    TERM 2 

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    • View movie 'Monsters University'

       

      Watch the movie 'Monsters University' and complete the handout.

    • Student Evaluation/Reflection

      Students to complete a evaluation/reflection of activities students participated in in term 1.

      • What is Work?

        Definition of work.

        Students watch YouTube video and complete handout 'What is work'

      • What Careers Can Offer

        What Careers Can Offer - Print handout and students to complete. 

        Assessment Task: Research a Career - students to complete.

      • Topic 16

        Useful Websites - Youth Central

        Youth Central is the Victorian Government's website for young people aged 12-25, filled to overflowing with great information and articles about:

      • Topic 17

        Useful Career Websites - My Future

        MyFuture provides information about career planning and education, and training options for Australian jobs.

        The Adventures of You cartoon series is an animation series that explores the mental skills that underpin decision making. Known by scientists as executive functions, these skills have a big impact on your ability to plan, prioritise and make informed decisions. We use these skills throughout our lives to decide which journey we take to reach our life and career goals.

        Watch each cartoon:

        1. 'You, There! Adventurer' -  is all about the idea of self-control as it applies to your life and career. Self-control is ultimately the reason why executive function influences a person's career so much.

        2. 'A Brainful of Lasers' - describes each of the executive functions. You will see what executive function does, explore how it applies to your own life, and begin to evaluate how well executive function works for you personally.

        3. 'The Path to Awesome' - outlines some key strategies for developing executive function, such as exercise, active noticing and seeking ongoing challenges.

        Careers Bullseye Posters allow you to start exploring pathways and possible careers. 

        E.G. 

      • Topic 18

        Find out more about jobs…. Using:

        Youth Central  http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au 

        And MyFuture - www.https://myfuture.edu.au -

      • Being Flexible with my Career Journey

        Being Flexible with my Career Journey

      • Topic 20

        TERM 4

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          Topic 21

          Groper Career Profile Test

        • Topic 23

          Employability Skills Framework 

          Teachers are to read through the Employability Skills Framework and summary with students