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Career genogram of my family

Age group

6-8 years

Primary CMS area

Understanding the world

Other CMS areas

Managing relationships

Unit Description

This is a family tree picture or diagram covering many generations with information on the occupations of family members.

Activity 1. Career Tree

Learning outcomes

General objective to develop the skills that students will define family members’ professions and skills.

Specific objective
to look at the professions of parents and their siblings as well as grandparents generally may lead to some awareness in individuals.

Activity Name

Career Tree

Description

Stage 1: Parent information letter and preparation

  • A letter is sent to parents for explaining purpose of the event. In order to make a career genogram of family, the members of the family are required to write their occupations and jobs with their children. The guidelines are adapted for situations whether the child is adopted or a single parent.
  • Students are given instructions: We will prepare a career genogram of family. In order to do this, you will focus on your family members’ professions. Each student will study a career genogram of own family. I’ve written a letter to your parents about it. Try to collect as much information as you can to build your family career tree (See, App.).

Stage 2: Drawing a career genogram in the classroom Students are asked to draw their trees with the help of their family career list. By encouraging creativity during this activity, the child is allowed to express different professions in different colors and shapes.

3. When the tree is completed, the information obtained from the activity is examined. Some of the questions that may be helpful connected with CMSs:

What is your mother doing to support her life?
What is your father doing to support his life?
What are your grandparents doing to support their lives?
What do people (named people) do in this kind of work?
Can both women and men do this kind of work?
Why is that? Why did your parents choose these professions?
Do you think that day-to-day work at home counts as work?
Why is that?

4.Children are asked to share their family career trees with their classmates.

Learning materials

Appendix: MY FAMILY CAREER LIST

My mother’s profession: …..
Job: ………..

My father’s profession: ……………….
Job: ………………………..

Profession of my mother’s father: …………
Job:……………………………..

Profession of my mother’s mother: ……
Job:……………………………..

Profession of my father’s father: ……
Job:……………………………..

Profession of my father’s mother: ……
Job:……………………………..

(If any) My mother’s sister/brother(s) profession(s): …
Job: …….

(If any) My father’s sister/ brother(s) profession(s): ….
Job: ….

Profession of my cousin (s): …..
Job: …….

Profession of my sister or brother (if any): ……
Job: ……….

My grand-grandfather’s profession: ……………
Job: …………….

My grand-grandmother’s profession: ………….
Job: ………….

 

Prof. Dr. Binnur Yeşilyaprak. (2015). Mesleki Rehberlik ve Kariyer Danışmanlığı: Kuramdan Uygulamaya (Vocational Guidance and Career Counseling: From Theory to Practice). Pegem Akademi, 6. Baskı, Ankara/Türkiye.

Timing

80 minutes

Stage-1: 40 minutes,
Stage-2: 40 minutes

Role of the teachers
Facilitate, and oversee the activities
Methodology

2. Managing relationships
 – I can find and use information and the support of others for my (future) career. 

5. Understanding the world – I understand how learning and work change over time

Assessment

Being a reflective thinker:

Students can response following questions with written or drawing to assess the whole process: What did you notice about professions in your family career tree? What is the most interesting thing in your family career tree? How have professions or jobs changed in your family? What do you think about these activity? How did you feel when you were studying on your family career tree?