Lesson 4: 'I Would Rather' Quiz

Recent Prior Experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2 and 3 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of Learning 

Students will:

  • Identify things they are good at, what they’re interested in and things they enjoy doing
  • Understand the importance of knowing their strengths and interests

General Capabilities

Personal and social capability: Self-management

Sub element: Develop self-discipline and set goals

Indicator of learning: Students explain the value of self-discipline and goal-setting in helping them to learn

Personal and social capability: Self-awareness

Sub element: Develop reflective practice

Indicator of learning: Students reflect on what they have learnt about themselves from a range of experiences at home and school

https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/resources/general-capabilities-and-career-education

Lesson Delivery

Introduction

20 Minutes - What Makes Me ‘Me’

Remind students of the activity they completed in Module 2 about identifying their strengths and interests. Ask students to complete the What Makes Me ‘Me’ worksheet. When students have identified their five qualities, get them to reflect on the process they went through:

  • Who found it easy?
  • Who found it hard?
  • How many people were surprised by what their partner chose for them?

Development

20 Minutes -  My Interests

Discuss how interests will influence many of the choices students make in their life, including what they study and the jobs they will do. Point out that students may lose interest in some things as they get older and pick up new interests. 

Ask students to complete the My interests worksheet. Guide students to identify clubs and venues in the local community where they could try new things in the future such as volunteering. Alternatively point out the opportunities available to them at school during recess and lunch times.

Closure 

20 Minutes - Discovering Strengths and Interests

Ask students to login to their Pathways Plan and play the careers game ‘I would rather’.

Lesson Evaluation

  • Achievement standard statement
  • Catering for individual differences, learning styles, special needs (student diversity)

ABCD Career Competencies: Personal Management

1.1   Build a positive self-concept while discovering its influence on yourself and others

1.2   Build a positive self-concept and understand its influence on life and work