Aspire Generation - Skills for Every Job

Aspire Generation - Skills for Every Job

Lesson 7 of 12 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Work Studies
  • Economic
  • Enterprise Learning
  • Job Ready
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Lesson summary

Students will learn about transferable work skills, their importance in a work setting and how to develop them. Student will work in groups to research, understand and demonstrate the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ for one or more transferable skills in a short skit. Students then apply their new skills by competing in the Time-Management Game. Finally, students will consider how they can further develop transferable work skills through volunteering and community service.

Essential questions:

  • What skills will I need to succeed in the world of work?
  • How can I learn and develop those skills if I don’t have a job?

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions:

Year 9 Work Studies:

  • Plan and implement strategies and processes to improve their learning and enhance the potential to realise their aspirations and personal wellbeing (ACWSCL005
  • Describe the nature of work in Australia and the implications for current and future work opportunities (ACWSCL015
  • Investigate a wide range of occupations, and the skills and personal qualities required in these fields (ACWSCL006

Year 10 Work Studies:

  • Explain the range of skills and attributes necessary to work effectively in the 21st century (ACWSCL025
  • Analyse emerging approaches to work and the implications these have for workers to be flexible, proactive and responsive (ACWSCL034

General capabilities: LiteracyCritical and Creative ThinkingPersonal and Social Capability

Relevant parts of Year 9 achievement standards: Students understand the importance and components of self-directed and lifelong learning. They investigate the skills and personal qualities associated with a range of occupations and explain the importance of teamwork and collaboration. They investigate the changes occurring in work, workplaces and work-related relationships and the factors contributing to the changes. They identify opportunities associated with these changes. 

Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: Students explain the relationship between changing circumstances, learning and 21st century work opportunities and identify the skills needed to manage changes. They analyse emerging 21st century work arrangements and the resultant changing relationships between participants, the opportunities arising and the skills needed for these emerging work arrangements.

Unit of work: Aspire Generation – Work Studies

Time required: 90 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.

Resources required

Student Worksheets – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. List of Transferable Skills, Time Management Challenge instructions (print enough for each group of three students), device capable of presenting a video to the class, Pyramid reflection print-out (print one per student – optional).

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Social skills

Additional Info

This lesson supports La Trobe University’s Aspire Generation initiative, which empowers students to drive change through community engagement, volunteerism and leadership opportunities.

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