People and things

 

Standard A: The students will acquire skills to investigate the world of work in relation to self-knowledge and skills of making decisions about the career.

Standard B: The students will implement strategies to successfully achieve and satisfy professional goals.

Standard C: The students will understand the relationship between personal characteristics, education, professional training and the world of work.

Goal: Examining the tasks that require interpersonal relationship skills and the tasks where these skills are not needed.

Objective: The students will be able to identify the activities that require interpersonal skills and to differentiate between the tasks that require such interpersonal skills and the tasks that do not require such.

Materials: paper, pencils, lists of activities such as hobbies, pet care, sports, clubs, school attendance and so on.

Introduction: Ask the students to list the activities that they or others might do one day.

Activities: Ask the students to differentiate between activities that require interpersonal relationship skills and those that do not require these skills. Write these lists on the blackboard.

Discussions: Analyze and compare the activity lists. Ask the students to specify which of these activities are their favorites, which they would like to avoid, which are very difficult because of the need to compromise with others and so on.

Conclusion: Underline the importance of focusing on the category of activities (those based on advanced interpersonal skills compared to those that do not rely on those skills) that students feel most attracted to in planning their own careers. Encourage the students to identify occupations in each category.

Necessary time: 30 – 45 minutes.

Assessment /Task: Ask the students to list the occupations that fall into the two categories:

  1. Those that rely heavily on interpersonal skills.
  2. Those that do not rely heavily on interpersonal skills.