The Purpose of this website

On The Job

Purpose

Welcome to this free eLearning Resource on Careers for Australian students in the primary, middle school and senior years (Years 5 - 12).

The Design Concept is based on the local Shopping Mall and became a “Careers Market”.

The website has been created to use "jobs" as a vehicle to entrice students to improve their literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills. Technology is used wherever possible to introduce students to new practical and mostly free websites, games and apps.

The website tries to break job stereotypes eg. female truckies or disabled livestock farmer to a young inventor of apps. We endeavour to encourage students (and teachers and parents) to read and learn about different jobs and the people who are engaged (or were engaged) with these jobs to show the students that they, no matter what their circumstance, could aspire to these jobs.

There is a special emphasis for Rural, Regional and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students due to the HEPPP funding to inspire these students to think about university, any university for future study.

 

We hope this website will inspire students to embrace Education and Higher Education. It is also hoped to open up more pathways for each of the students using this website. 

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The website can be used as a class or an individual activity for students from a single lesson to an integrated unit of work. With its use of technology and encouraging students to explore, this website can become an engaging online activity that students find fascinating and absorbing.

One Careers Teacher said “I decided to use “On the Job” as an activity for disengaged students in Years 9 – 10 and found that not only were they interested and actively engaged with the website and all they could do there, but, more importantly their Literacy Skills were markedly improved. Thanks “On the Job!””

In summary, “On the Job” website is a great way for students to learn about different jobs, to play games and other activities about those jobs, watch YouTube videos, download free apps, read stories of people who have worked at this job and, have links to industry websites.

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Professional Learning
On The Job


ABC's Big Ideas 9 June 2020

Big Ideas

"Confirmation bias. It’s enemy number one of all balanced and evidence-based debate. This urge to believe what you’re already convinced of, regardless of the facts.
The solution is ‘critical thinking’ – the skill to discern emitted variables and wrong causalities, to look at all sides of an issue.
And then to align your point of view with the evidence."

Critical Thinking presented by Gresham College. April 22, 2020.

Speaker
Alex Edmans - Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business at Gresham College, Professor of Finance at London Business School
Duration: 54min 5sec
Broadcast: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 8:05pm



Research behind Careers Education - Stimulus Material & Discussion:

The Conversation 6 June 2019

The Conversation
 
The Conversation 29 March 2019

The Conversation
   
The Conversation 14 March 2019 

The Conversation
The Conversation 8 March 2019

The Conversation
  
The Conversation 8 March 2019

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The Conversation 21 June 2018

The Conversation
 
The Conversation 25 January 2017

The Conversation
The Conversation 13 July 2016

The Conversation
The Conversation 15 April 2016

The Conversation

 

With the release of the Government's Future Ready strategy
https://www.education.gov.au/national-career-education-strategy 

Future Ready

as Teachers and Parents interested in Careers Education, you might like to revisit these discussion pages. Although presented back in 2015, they are still relevant today.

3 March 2015: The Conversation: Explainer: when should children start to think about their careers?


16 April 2015 The Conversation - Getting in early to avoid gender stereotying careers


30th April 2015: The Conversation: Career Studies and advice: start early or don't start at all

 

 

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Other direct links to The Conversation about Career Education

The Conversation - 20 October 2015 - Careers education must be for all, not just those going to university

The Conversation - 17 October 2015 - Inspire children with good careers advice and they do better at school

The Conversation - 30 June 2015 - Career guidance can keep disabled kids from slipping through the cracks

The Conversation - 30 April 2015 - Career Studies and advice: start early or don't start at all

The Conversation - 16 April 2015 - Getting in early to avoid gender stereotying careers

The Conversation - 3 March 2015 -  Explainer: when should children start to think about their careers?

The Conversation - 4 April 2014 - Early ambitions make a big difference to career outcomes

The Conversation - 13 May 2013 - Is a Scientific career worth it?

 

 

 

 

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