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I understand how changes in society relate to my learning and work

Age group

10-12 years

Primary CMS area

Understanding the world

Other CMS area

I understand how changes in society relate to my learning and work

Unit Description

Brief description of each activity that is included in the unit.
In this unit pupils will work in teams in order to identify benefits of certain professions/ occupations. In a word square pupils will discover professions/ occupations from different fields of activity. Pupils will look for different professions/ occupations and they will reflect on the reasons people make choices. Trough examples, the teacher will support the pupils to gain interest for two categories of benefits in choosing a certain profession/ occupation. (Benefits for themselves and benefits for the society).

Activity 1. “My future starts today”

Learning outcomes

Description of the goals to be achieved (specific and tangible). What do we expect? Must have structured arguments, purpose of the goal (educational, guidance…) Must be concise and accurate. General objective: 
  • To identify the benefits of certain professions/ occupations for themselves and society.
Specific objectives: 
  • To identify benefits of some professions/ occupations in their own manner
  • To design a list of benefits of some professions/ occupations

Activity Name

„My future starts today”

Description

Explain the dynamics. Each activity must have an introduction, execution and closure.
At the beginning of the activity pupils will work in pairs and will discover professions/ occupations horizontally and vertically in a word square.
The professions that will be discovered by the students are: actor, photographer, accountant, teacher, doctor, driver, policeman, farmer, hairdresser, fireman, painter, journalist, tailor, psychologist, cook, mechanic, pilot 

M S A C T O R I J T F L P Y Z C 
D P H O T O G R A P H E R I V
O N V T U L H M E C H A N I C
C P A I N T E R S V R T U B C N
T E A C H E R J O L P Y W D C I
O E C V P S Y C H O L O G I S T
R D C O O K W D G T U I Z C B
I B N O P O L I C E M A N D I P
V M U D G F A R M E R D G T I
X M N G F I R E M A N M P V L
H W T A I L O R V B W R S J I O
K H B V W R J O U R N A L I S T 
O B N H A I R D R E S S E R V I B
D R I V E R F H K Y E D V N M S I 

In the second part of the activity the pupils will work in groups and every group will choose four professions / occupations, from those discovered in the word square. The pupils in each group will reflect on reasons why people choose those professions / occupations. (The pupils will write down these reasons and they also can represent it in drawings). One group of pupils will choose another group to talk about the selected professions / occupations and the reasons why people make these choices. The teacher will write down a synthesis of the reasons the pupils have mentioned and will complete with necessary information. These information refers to the benefits of a profession / occupation:
– self benefits: money, employment perspectives, desired lifestyle, social prestige, working environment, flexible working hours

 – society benefits: environment protection, protecting human rights, saving human lives, community or global problem solving etc. In order to offer support in understanding the benefits of a profession / occupation, if the pupils did not identify these by themselves in groups, the teacher can use examples as follows: Ana works in an organization that deals with dolphin rescue. She is proud that she can contribute in protecting this specie.

At the end of the activity the pupils will complete a work sheet. The pupils will take the worksheet at home and they will discuss with their parents about the benefits of identified professions / occupations. They will fill the sheet including parents opinion about these benefits. 

Pupil’s first and last name: ……………………………………… 
School: …………………………………………………………….. Date:………………………………………..

Professions / occupations benefits 

Please mention below three professions / occupations that you would like to practice in the future. For each one write 3-5 benefits.
Profession / occupation no. 1 …………………………………..
Benefits (what the students say)……………………………………………….………
Benefits (what the parents say) ………………………………………………………… 

Profession / occupation no. 2 …………………………………..
Benefits (what the students say) ………………………………………………………
Benefits (what the parents say) ………………………………………………………… 

Profession / occupation no. 3 …………………………………..
Benefits (what the students say) ………………………………………………………
Benefits (what the parents say) …………………………………………………………

Learning materials

This should contain all the resources that are going to be used in the activity. Bibliography. 

Paper, colored pencils/ markers, flipchart papers.
Source of the image used in the working sheet: https://pixabay.com/ro/photos/web-re%C5%A3ea-personal-profesia-grup-3706725/
Bibliography:
1. The curriculum for Counseling and Personal Development for V-VIII grades, approved by The Ministry of National Education – Order no. 3393/2017
2. Popa, S. – Counseling and Personal Development (workbook for V-th grade), Uniscan Grup Educațional, Active Learning, Bucharest, 2017

Timing

Specific schedule of the activity. Step by step outline.
Activity duration 50 minutes:
5 minutes – discovering occupations in the word square
20 minutes – team activity
15 minutes – teacher’s synthesis on professions / occupations benefits
10 minutes – completing the work sheet

Role of the teachers

Instructions and guidelines for teachers. Explain how the teacher should lead the activity and his/her role. The teacher participates, collaborates, guides? It should help them to understand what is expected of them. The teacher will facilitate and supervise the activity, will manage the time necessary for the activity. If the pupils do not identify the benefits of the professions/ occupations, the teacher will give examples during the group activity. The groups will be created as follows:
  • According to pupils’ preferences.
  • According to a random grouping criteria (for example: the pupils extract cards with occupations in the same field of activity).
  • According to the observation during others activities carried out in groups, in order to encourage pupils’ participation.

Methodology

Description of the dynamics that are used throughout. Relate each unit to the elements that appear in LEADER framework.
Understanding the world (1. I understanding how changes in society relate to my learning and work).

Assessment

Define what is evaluated. Establish the evaluation tool. How is the information analysed? Analysis of the answers provided by the pupils in the working sheets.
Teacher will assess through observation during the activity and with the help of the final work sheet the achievement of the following Learning outcomes:

  • children can offer at least 2 examples of benefits at personal level of practicing a certain occupation/profession
  • children can offer at least 1 example of benefits at society level of practicing a certain occupation/profession