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On The Job

About "On the Job"

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"On the Job" [OTJ] is a careers teaching resource that uses careers as a way to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills in students in a fun and engaging way. OTJ concentrates on providing information, having creative and critical thinking skill activities, and, links to Associations, YouTubes about a particular job.


Our Educational Philosophy

* To encourage students to critically think, extend their numeracy skills and promote their literacy
* To show, engage and inspire students with amazing Australians who are working [or worked] in a particular job.
* Save student time as information is all in one place - job information; videos; Did you know?; Activities

What is On the Job?

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FREE Online Resource with over 1250+ jobs listed along with information, activities and links.
* Full Job Listing
* Australian focus
* Uses the vehicle of careers to:
       ~ inspire and encourage students to look at real world situations
       ~ make decisions, and
       ~ think

This eLearning resource uses literacy and numeracy activities, from simple to complex, to explore a range of careers for Australian students (Years 5 - 12). We have produced lesson plans and guides to achieve this goal.

The website is paired with lesson plans, activities, reading material, discussion questions, games and more.

"On the Job" builds on what students have learnt in their earlier years in Primary School about the world of work and helps students go from the concrete to the abstract in their thinking.

"On the Job" has challenging information, activities and links for students in PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary.

Who benefits?

  • Students
  • All Years 5 - 12  Teachers teaching English, Mathematics, Science, & Humanities including Careers Education.
  • Parents &  Carers


How is On the Job different to other websites?

  • Information section is collated from a range of websites
    • the Job Guide
    • JobOutlook;
    • Jobs & Skills WA;
    • CareersOnline;
    • CareerHQ;
    • Good Universities Guide
    • Open Universities
    • My Big Tomorrow
    • CareerFAQs
    • CareerHarvest
    • JobHero
    • Study
         
  • We have developed challenging and interesting activities that go with each job and links to relevant websites. The activities are paired with lesson plans, reading material, discussion questions, games and more. The activities target:
    • eLearning
    • based on the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities [ACGC]
    • for individual exploration or for classroom use
    • collaborative resources from Australian teachers - all resources submitted are acknowledged
          
  • There are also over 130 "Life on the Job" [LOTJ] people. The website is Australian-centric but there are a few famous International people we have highlighted along with famous, Indigenous and ordinary Australians [some doing extraordinary things]. LOTJ has information about the pathway of the person, links to websites about this person, and, activities based on this person's life or the major career they have followed.


What's New

Each week there are new jobs listed, or LOTJ people, or resources or all of the above.


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Meet the Team

Frances Moore

Frances portrait

Frances Moore
Creator and Maintainer

Frances has a degree in B.A. (Biological Sciences) Macquarie University, a Diploma in Education (UNE); a
Diploma of Business; Certicate of Teacher Education (Classroom Practice) The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Association (FAPSA); a Philosophy for Children Level 2, Train the Trainer (FAPSA); and, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Frances set up "On the Job" website early in her career as the Managing Director of Moore Technologies at the request of a Deputy Principal in a Primary School. When launched back in 2001, the website received a "Golden Web Award" for creative thinking and encouraging students to be engaged in careers in a different way.



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As an Educator with over 30 years experience, Frances is passionate about critical thinking and eLearning. She decided that she would use her background in Secondary Education to expand the On the Job website to target students and their teachers from Years 5 - 10. This target group remained until 5 years ago. When showing Years 10 - 12 Teachers the website, they said that they would like to use it within their classes and thought that the activities were well suited to encourage their students in a range of subject areas.

You will notice a different icon, PhilosophyPhilosophy across the website. During her time in the Department of Education, Frances was asked to assess the significantly different NAPLAN scores from one school in Brisbane. There she discovered that the school conducted "Philosophy 4 Schools" with students from Kindergarten to Year 7. Their scores were off the charts so Frances investigated further. She then embarked on getting training in this programme. Frances is now a Train the Trainer in Philosophy 4 Schools (previously Philosophy 4 Children) and is the Secretary of SOPHY - the ACT branch. Frances hopes that by adding stimulus materials to OTJ website, teachers will conduct Communities of Inquiry to promote deeper thinking amongst their students.

At one stage, Frances collected over 19 thousand and reviewed over 12 thousand WebQuests [the Rich Thinking Task variety - rather than research assignments] in her hope that teachers would love these inquiry and project based activities and use them in their classrooms.  See below for some examples that Frances created or developed.

Frances continues to add new job profiles each week to OTJ and would be delighted to hear from teachers if they need any particular jobs researched for their students. Each day she learns more and is having fun!
Positions held

• Medical Technologist, Blood Bank, Repatriation Hospital Concord
• Medical Technologist, Cancer Research, Prince of Wales Hospital
• Science Teacher, Marist College Canberra
• Science Coordinator, Marist College Canberra
• Deputy Principal, Curriculum, St Clare’s College Canberra
• Managing Director, Moore Technologies Pty Ltd
including WebQuest Direct
• Lecturer/Tutor University of Canberra
• Executive Officer Online Services ACT Department of Education
Guest Lecturer ACU; CQU; James Cook University
• Academic Skills Advisor ACU
• Acting Manager ACU Online
• Equity Pathways Officer ACU
• Summer Clemente Community Program - Lecturer & Tutor
• Casual Academic – Education ACU
• Tertiary Supervisor for Secondary & Primary Pre-Service Teachers, ACU

 

 

 

In 2016, On the Job website was recognised as an Online Learning Destination [OLD] for the Australasia Children's University and continues to be a "OLD".

Australasia Children's University

 

Fuzz Grant  
Fuzz Grant

Fuzz, our Illustrator Extraordinaire, has a degree from University of Canberra in Graphic Design and from Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology for Illustration.

Fuzz has created most of our illustrations on this website. She currently lives in San Francisco and is able to create our animations, and profiles for each job overnight while we slept in Australia.

She is truly talented!

Read her story here.

On the Job and Fuzz

Some examples of Fuzz's work for On the Job..



aboriginal worker Aerospace EngineerAudiologistGreenkeeperMicrobiologist

 

Rob Moore

Rob

Rob, the Technology person behind On the Job.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Macq; MSc (Hons) Macq; MEngSci (Project Management) UNSW; MA ACU

 

WebQuests created by Frances
On The Job

WebQuests are Rich Tasks. WebQuests are Lesson Plans with all the resources ready for you to use.

These WebQuests are Rich Tasks where students are asked to explore more deeply into a topic. Students use and develop their creative and critical thinking skills, discuss, debate and, maybe, carry out a  Community of Inquiry - a Philosophical Concept.


PhilosophyPhilosophy

Want to know more about WebQuests? click here.


The following WebQuests have been created or adapted by Frances Moore and On the Job

 
The Petrov Affair - Australia and the Cold War
MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Want to get your students to study the Petrov Affair and Cold War in detail from an Australian perspective?

Go to the Museum of Australian Democracy website and discover a Rich Task including a WebQuest that Frances Moore created some time ago for the MoAD - The Petrov Affair. It is maintained by MoAD so will be up-to-date.


The Petrov Affair


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Gold Force

PrimaryPrimary

Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy


Gold Force

Here is a Rich Task and WebQuest called Gold Force created by Frances Moore and reviewed in January 2020.

Before you can commence the Australian Gold Rush, students need to understand the importance of gold.

Three teams to solve "What is Gold?" "Why is it so important?" by looking at three aspects:

Team Geographical
G-Force: Geographical, historical and social importance of gold.

Team Economical
E-Force: Economic importance and value of gold.

Team Technology
T-Force: Technological and scientific importance of gold.
Much to Do About Costumes WebQuest [(Adapted from a WebQuest now in WebArchive)D
High SchoolSecondaryecember

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Much Ado

Prisoner or Protected - A Rich Task about Zoos

Prisoner or Protected


MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy
Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding
PhilosophyPhilosophy



This WebQuest or Rich Thinking Task was initially created by the preservice teachers at the University of Richmond and can only be found on the Web Archive. It was totally rewritten and adapted for the Clemente Program ACU 2018 by Frances Moore and is being revised in late 2021.

Ivory Trade WebQuest [May 2016]

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle

 

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

Intercultural UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Asian Priority

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

 

This WebQuest is based on the information provided initially by Behind the News [BTN]. The Big Question is “Should there be a legal trade in elephant ivory?”

 

BTN

 Elephants

 


A Creative Response to Bullying in Schools

Reviewed October 2020

Bullying
Champions of Justice - A Human Rights WebQuest

Being reviewed and updated late 2021

Champions of Justice

Prophets - Today?

Are there Prophets today? How do we know?

Being reviewed and updated late 2021

Prophets Today?

 

 

Australasia Children's University - part of the Children's Universities Worldwide and operated by The University of Adelaide - has contacted On the Job again to renew our part of this great equity participation. "On the Job" is an Australasia Children's University Online Learning Destination!

Get your students to investigate!

Australasia Children's University

 

 

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