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Skills and Profession

Age group

10-12 years

Primary CMS area

Finding work and accessing learning

Other CMS areas

Personal effectiveness

Unit Description

A range of skills gained through different experiences and trainings are important for professional life. While some skills are only required for a particular job or profession, common skills that can be used in different occupational fields and jobs can be defined as core skills.

Activity 1. My perfect profession

Learning outcomes

General objective
To help students make a connection between occupations and skills. 

Specific objective
The students can explore themselves which skills they have already, and develop some skills connected with their career wishes for future.

Activity Name

Skills and profession

Adapted by Dr Jale Atasalr

Description

Stage 1: Profession-specific skills Students are divided into groups with four children. Occupational cards are given to each group as a separate occupational group, such as health, arts and sports, justice, engineering, education, etc. Each group is given skills cluster lists, too (App-3). The students play as a group first to fill out the form 1 (in App-1) together. Each student in turn selects a profession from the professions cards. They discuss and write together the most three important skills required for the chosen profession. When they try to match a profession with skills, they can explain why the most three skills are important for the profession. Stage 2: What skills are needed for my dream job? App-2 is distributed to the students, and asked to think about their dream profession. They write the most necessary skills for this profession, and then answer the following questions:
  1. Which of these skills do you have the most? Please explain
  2. Which skills would be helpful for you?
  3. What could you do to improve these skills? Could you develop a plan for those?

Learning materials

Pencil, eraser, professional cards, Forms (App-1: Profession-Specific Skills, App-2: Which Skills Are Needed for My Dream Job? App-3: Skills Set)
Appendix-1
Profession Specific Skills
There are special skills required for each profession. Write your profession by pulling out the profession cards in the left column in the table below. Find the 3 most important skills required for this profession from the list of skills and write them in the right column.

Profession Name
……………..

Skills necessary 

  1. a. ………………………..
  2. b. ………………………..
  3. c. …………………………

Appendix-2

Which Skills Are Needed for My Dream Job?
My dream job ………………………………………..
(If you don’t have a dream, you can write a job that you find interesting.) 

Review the skill sets that may be needed for this profession and write down the 3 most necessary skill below: 

a. …………………………………………..
b. …………………………………………..
c. ………………………………………….. 

Which of these skills do you have the most? Please explain ………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………….. 

Which skills would be helpful for you? ………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………. 

What could you do to improve these skills? Could you develop a plan for it?
………………………………………………………………………….. 

Appendix-3:
Skills Set

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

1

Use a variety of speaking techniques to communicate with a variety of audiences

2

Negotiate ideas and knowledge

3

Use appropriate forms of writing for different purposes and audiences

4

Take effective notes

5

Make effective summary notes for studying

6

Make inferences and draw conclusions

7

Read a variety of sources for information and for pleasure

8

Share ideas with multiple audiences using a variety of digital environments and media

COLLABORATION SKILLS

1

Practice empathy

2

Help others to succeed

3

Take responsibility for one’s own actions

4

Manage and resolve conflict and work collaboratively in teams

5

Build consensus

6

Listen actively to other perspectives and ideas

7

Make fair and equitable decisions

8

Exercize leadership and take on a variety of roles within groups

ORGANIZATION SKILLS

1

Plan short and long term assignments; meet deadlines

2

Keep and use a weekly planner for assignments

3

Set goals that are challenging and realistic

4

Plan strategies and take action to achieve personal and academic goals

5

Keep an organized and logical system of information files/notebooks

EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS

1

Practice analyzing failure

2

Practice managing self-talk

3

Practice strategies to prevent stress and anxiety

4

Demonstrate perseverance and persistance

5

Practice ‘bouncing back’ after adversity, mistakes and failures

6

Practice dealing with change

7

Practice strategies to develop mental focus

RESEARCH SKILLS
(INFORMATION AND MEDIA LITERACY)

1

Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions

2

Make connections between various sources of information, and seek a range of perspectives from them

3

Process data and report results

4

Understand and implement intellectual property rights

5

Demonstrate awareness of media interpretations of events and ideas (including digital social media)

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

1

Practice observing carefully in order to recognize problems

2

Gather and organize relevant information to formulate an argument

3

Evaluate evidence and arguments, interpret data

4

Draw reasonable conclusions and generalizations

5

Consider ideas from multiple perspectives

6

Propose and evaluate a variety of solutions

7

Develop contrary or opposing arguments

8

Troubleshoot systems and applications

9

Revise understanding based on new information and evidence

10

Evaluate and manage risks

11

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CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS

1

Use brainstorming to generate new ideas and inquiries

2

Make guesses and generate testable hypotheses

3

Make unexpected or unusual connections between objects and/or ideas

4

Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes

5

Generate metaphors and analogies

6

Practice visible thinking stategies and techniques

7

Design new machines, media and technologies

8

Create original works and ideas

9

Create novel solutions to complex problems

Timing

80 minutes

Stage-1: 40 minutes,

Stage-2: 40 minutes

Role of the Teachers

Facilitate, and oversee the activities

Methodology

3 Finding work and accessing learning:

 – I can develop skills which will help me to get what I want out of work 

1. Personal effectiveness: 

– I can review my skills in relation to what employers are looking for

Assessment

Students reply their feelings and thoughts based on following questions, and share them on the board. What is the most interesting thing related with professions in this activity? Why? How I feel in this activity?