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#2766. Career Exploration

other, level: Senior
Posted Thu Dec 12 12:28:40 PST 2002 by Jennifer Buttram (jennifer-buttram@utulsa.edu).
The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, USA
Materials Required: True Colors personality inventory, interest inventory
Activity Time: approx 9 weeks; 1 hour each week
Concepts Taught: career awareness, personality and interest inventories

OBJECTIVE Over the course in one nine-week period, help high school seniors understand their own personality type and the personality types of others; to help students learn how to work with people with different personality types; to help students become aware of personal values and interests; to enable students to make career choices based on interests, values, and personality.

ENDURING KNOWLEDGE

1. Students will obtain a better understanding of self.
2. Students will acquire improved interpersonal skills.
3. Students will evaluate career options.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

1. What is your personality type?
2. How can you improve your relationships with others?
3. What are your interests?
4. What do you value?
5. What would you like to do as a career?

UNIT QUESTIONS

1. What is your personality type?
a. What are your True Colors?
b. How important are your primary and secondary colors?
c. Do you always represent one color?
2. How can you improve your relationships with others?
a. Does your personality type affect the way you interact with others?
b. Can you improve a relationship if you know the other person’s personality type?
c. What things can you do to improve the relationship?
3. What are your interests?
a. What do you like to do?
b. What do you look forward to doing?
4. What do you value?
a. What is important to you?
b. What motivates you?
c. What do you believe in?
5. What would you like to do as a career?
a. What is a career?
b. Does potential income affect your career choice?
c. Would you choose a career that compromised your values?
d. What preparation or schooling is needed for your career of choice?


UNIT TASKS

At the beginning of the course, each student will produce a Personal Belief Statement. This will, again, be done at the completion of the course to aid in the Self-Evaluation and Self-Reflection.

UNIT ONE
What is your personality type?
* True Colors Personality Inventory

UNIT TWO
How can you improve your relationships with others?
* Worksheets
* Watch True Colors video
* Role-playing with other students

UNIT THREE
What are you interested in?
* Interest Inventory
* Create interest inventory
* Administer interest inventory to classmates
UNIT FOUR
What do you value?
* Value Card Sort
* Write a letter to someone you value telling them why

UNIT FIVE
What would you like to do as a Career?
* COPS Career Interest inventory
* Interview professional in the career you’re interested in
* Groundhog Job Shadow Day
* College campus visits


FINAL PROJECTS/EVALUTATIONS

Personal Belief Statement ~ compare with the original Personal Belief Statement written at the beginning of the course

Self-Reflection ~ write a self-reflection over course of life, accomplishments, lessons learned, regrets, family, friends, education

Career Goal ~ a written account or video of an established career goal, a plan to obtain the goal, education or training needed, potential income

RUBERIC

Each Final Project/Evaluation will be worth 5 points each. Class Participation and attendance is worth a combined 5 points. Total of 20 points are possible for the nine-week period.

Final Project/Evaluation:

The Student response is thorough, thoughtful, and well developed.

Excellent …………………………………. 5 points
Good ……………………….………...…… 4 points
Fair ………………………………………. 3 points
Poor ……………………………………….. 2 points
Attempted …………………………………. 1 point