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On The Job

About "On the Job"

On the Job On the Job 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. 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.

Information is collated from

  • the Job Guide
  • JobOutlook;
  • Jobs & Skills WA;
  • CareersOnline;
  • CareerHQ;
  • Good Universities Guide
  • Open Universities
  • My Big Tomorrow
  • CareerFAQs
  • CareerHarvest
  • JobHero
  • Study

Other points of interest include: "Did You Know" sections; Offline and Online Activities; and Links to Industry including YouTube videos.


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] in the segment called "Life on the Job" (LOTJ).

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.

Each week there are new "jobs" listed, or LOTJ people, or resources.

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Meet the Team

Frances Moore

  Qualifications Positions held
Frances portrait Diploma of Business;
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment;
Cert.Teacher Education (Classroom Practice) The Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Association (FAPSA) - Philosophy for Children Level 2, Train the Trainer;
Dip. Ed UNE;
B.A. (Biological Sciences) Macquarie University

• 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


 

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


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


0 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.


      

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

 

 

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

 2015]



 
Champions of Justice - A Human Rights WebQuest

Being reviewed and updated August 2020

Champions of Justice
Prisoner or Protected - A WebQuest 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 revised in March 2020.

 

Fuzz Grant  
Fuzz Grant

Life on the Job

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



On the Job and Fuzz


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

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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