Resources are provided with this practice
This practice is part of a formal evaluation project exploring the feasibility, acceptability, and value to educators. The evaluation project will occur in Term 1 2021. To express interest in taking part, please contact Keely Harper-Hill. Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee Approval HRE2020-0493
The evaluation project is available to Queensland based educators only, however feedback is welcome from anyone via the green button labelled Feedback on the right hand side of the screen.
The purpose of this practice is to:
- Engage students in thinking about the reasons why people work.
- Begin to introduce students to a variety of jobs and factors to consider when exploring careers
- Introduce students to the myWAY Employability website.
This practice meets the needs of diverse learners. Some students will benefit from a peer mentor to engage in career-related self-awareness tasks and/or navigate the website independently. Most resources in this practice, and subsequent practices, have up to three versions with different levels of scaffolding.
This practice aligns with the General Capabilities of the Australian curriculum as described on the website of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
This practice also aligns with the National Curriculum Work Studies as described on the website of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.
This practice will help students to
Explore a range of careers
Develop literacy skills
Explore why people work
This practice will help teachers to
Use myWAY Employability
Cater for diverse learners
Establish school-home-community connections
Where this practice fits into myWAY Employability educator resources
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Apply this practice with your students
The tabs below provide information to support your implementation of this practice. The sequence aligns with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership's High-Quality Professional Learning Cycle. You can find out more about high quality professional learning in the Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders.
Preparation for the first time use of myWAY Employability
Create a myWAY Employability account for yourself.
Become familiar with myWAY Employability. It will help you to demonstrate to your students and how to use it.
Decide which students may need support to use myWAY Employability interactive activities
a peer mentor to assist them with the myWAY Employability
an adult to help them with myWAY Employability
Make sure that the adult works across all students. That way no one student is singled out as 'different' and all students feel included.
Choose from the materials in this practice ahead of the lesson to give you time to amend any.
This can be used to assist students to pre-learn the vocabulary used in this practice. If you are not sure how to pre-teach vocabulary, we have a quick example which is for viewing by teachers only:
This pre-teaching vocabulary video is included at the bottom of all of the MyWay Employability practices.
Activity: Career Chart
Teacher notes explain the career chart activity.
Three versions of the Career Chart student worksheet.
Decide which version (one-hand, two-hand or three-hand) of the resources will meet the needs of each of your students.
If you are using the career chart activity it will need to be given to students at least a week ahead of the lesson.
Some of your students may find it helpful to view others completing parts of this activity. We have a few informal and short snippets that you may choose to share with your students if you think they would benefit:
a) a student explaining the task:
b) a student interviewing his mum (have the volume turned high):
c) the student from b) above completing a worksheet after the interview:
d) the student using the checklist as included on the 2H worksheet:
Teacher notes explain the note-taking activity.
A note-taking PowerPoint is also provided. We advise you to watch the note-taking PowerPoint before the session because it is text dense and has no scaffolding. It may not be suitable for your students.
Prior to 'Apply the practice' ensure that your students have access to a computer to individually log onto the myWAY Employability website.
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1. Prior to 'Apply the practice'
Ensure that your students have access to a computer to individually log onto the myWAY Employability website.
2. If you are using the sample lesson plan (adjusted or otherwise):
3. Introduce myWAY Employability
Go to the MyWay Employability website and show students the introductory video on the homepage (you will need Internet access for this task). Use a Smartboard if you have one available, otherwise ask students to go the website (using a computer or tablet) and talk them through it. Demonstrate to students the various sections of the website and how to navigate between sections. Then make sure all students are able to create their own login account and a password that they can remember. Explain how you will be using the MyWay Employability website in class and homework activities in the coming weeks.
Ask: Any questions about the website?
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Reflect on your teacher goals
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