Who am I?
Primary CMS area
1. Personal effectiveness
Other CMS areas
Understanding the World and Managing Relationships
This unit seeks to encourage pupils to consider different kinds of workplace environments, work activities, core skills, and personal characteristics. The scope of questioning is limited only by the individual pupils ability level, allowing for differentiation.
Activity one: Pupils must identify job roles by asking questions. The task involves pupils working with one another to ask and answer questions.
Activity two: Pupils take part in a class discussion where they have the opportunity to say whether they would enjoy the job role assigned to them. They discuss why/why not.
- Connect core work tasks, skills, and environments to job roles
- All pupils will identify work skills, work tasks, and work environments
- Most pupils will correctly identify a job role based on the work skills, work tasks, and environments related to the role
Who am I?
This game can be played in two ways. Option one is a whole class activity, option two pairs students.
Each pupil has a job role attached to them but not visible to them (using a post-it note on the forehead or attached to a headband made from paper). They are given 20 minutes to walk around the classroom asking closed questions of other pupils. They also answer the questions asked by other pupils. After 20 minutes, they are invited to say ‘who they are’. Option two: Pupils are assigned a partner. Each pupil has a job role attached to them but not visible to them (using a post-it note on the forehead or attached to a headband made from paper. The two pupils are given 20 minutes to take it in turns to ask the other a question and receive an answer. After 20 minutes, they are invited to say ‘who they are’.
Pupils are given the opportunity to discuss whether they would like to have the job that was assigned to them in the future, saying why/why not.
Basic classroom materials only:
- Post-it notes / who am I cards https://docs.google.com/document/d/1prsH0mexC_EobjhkLiWCnVyS7yK2iWcoVPkAH98UpPE/edit
- Card or paper cut into strips and fashioned into a headband *optional
Example questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TBV-a_MiPfRwCGzuJVi2B0grtD1CqOnX0JIgI74JkJ4/edit
Attach a job title to each student’s head – 5 minutes
Who am I activity – 20 minutes
Class discussion – 20
Role of the Teachers
Attach job roles to pupil’s heads using headbands or post-it notes.
Facilitate the activity, helping weaker students consider questions and controlling the questions asked. *Pupils should not be permitted to simply ask, “Am I an X?, Am I a Y?”
Control the timings
Lead the class discussion, posing questions, and encouraging pupils to think about what they like and don’t like about certain roles. Take the opportunity to challenge stereotypes that emerge regarding job roles, such as assumptions about suitability to job roles based on gender.
- I know who I am and what I am good at.
- I can review my skills in relation to what employers are looking for
Understanding the World:
- I am open to opportunities, including those in other countries Managing
- 1. I interact confidently and well with others
Assess pupils ability to think about and identify work skills, work tasks, and different kinds of work environments through observation and questioning.