Module 1: What do you want?

Aim: The aim of this module is to help students formulate their values and career goals

 

Objectives

  • Students will be able to:
  • Formulate their values and career goals.
  • Compare their values and career goals with those of their partners.

Task 1: Read the following

 

What's important to you? These are the things you find important in your career. The things that make your career worth doing, things that make it enjoyable, the things that make it satisfying for you. People have different values, different mixes of values. And it's really important to be very clear on what your values are and how they're going to affect your choices, because values drive behaviors. If you think something's important, then you'll act in order to get that thing, or to avoid having it taken away from you. So, if you think work-life balance is important then, that will drive choices towards work-life balance and away from other things. If you think that money is important, then that will drive choices towards money and away from other things. And so values drive your behaviors, they drive your choices. And obviously your behaviors and your choices drive the outcomes. If you are clearer about what your values are, then, you have a stronger sense of what your priorities are in life. And that means you have less uncertainty as you go along.

Task 2

  1. Download the "what am I like" quiz from the File Archive below and fill it in.
  2. Download the "values grid" from the File Archive  below and fill it in.

The worksheets can be found in the File Archive

 

Note

Many thanks to the University of London for granting us permission to use the documents above., as well as material from the MOOC "Enhance your career and Employability skills" by David Winter and Laura Brammar (University of London).


 

Task 3

Use the BLOG below to reply to BOTH  the following questions. You are asked to post your own ideas and also reply to a classmate from the partner school.

  1. Share your values. What factors are most important to you in your future career and why? Please, list up to three of your most important career values (use the "values grid" results). Feel free to explain what these values mean to you and why they are important.
  2. Share your career goals (use the "what am I like" results). What future career options are you considering?
STUDENTS  WRITE THEIR COMMENTS ON THE PARTNERS' WALL, WRITING THEIR NAME AND SCHOOL.

 

Keep in mind:

  • Ask questions. The aim of the feedback is to get the other person to discover for themselves how they could refine and improve it in order to enhance their career and employability skills. The best way to get someone to think for themselves is to ask questions. For example, "How do you think an employer might misinterpret the statement you made about your leadership experience?"
  • Suggest alternatives. Don't assume you have the perfect answer. The best thing you can do is to offer alternative approaches and allow the other person to evaluate whether they would work for them. For example, "You could try adding a few more concrete facts and figures to your answer to demonstrate the impact of your skill in that situation."
  • Be balanced. People can learn from positive feedback too - especially if they are not sure what they have done well and done less well. Remember to point out the strong points that they can build on as well as the areas for improvement.
  • Be specific. Comments such as "That's really great" or "That's really awful" don't help the other person to know what to do to improve. Make your feedback precise and concrete.
  • Be kind and cautious. We want the feedback to be constructive not destructive. We will take action against anyone who is being abusive or insulting, but it is very easy to hurt people even if you didn't mean to when communicating online. Always consider how your comments could be misinterpreted and make sure you have the right intentions.

  

Deadline:  31st October 
   

Evaluation!

 


Please, write one word about Module 1 in our blog! What did you think of it?

 

Your feedback is appreciated!

 

 

Blog

VALUES GRID

 From my point of view ,being responsible, being creative and of course cooperation  is the most essential skills to have a person to his future career.To be more specific If a person is responsible when he take on  his own work and the work of others is punctual to the deadlines.Furthermore creativity is a very important because you have the opportunity to generate new ideas or solution to problems.Moreover cooperation is very important ,so you operate as part of a team and interact with the others to achieve a goal  . 

3rd Lyceum of Ilioupolis, Athens.

3rd Lyceum of Ilioupolis, Athens. Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of  the wall.

ITES Rosa Luxemburg Torino Italy (Ms Gelli Ms Ercole)

 

ITES Rosa Luxemburg Torino Italy (Ms Gelli, Ms Ercole). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of  the wall.

1st Senior High of Kesariani (Ms Polemi)

1st Senior High of Kesariani (Ms Polemi). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of  the wall.

Lycée des Métiers d' Art et de l'image SEPR France (Ms Seffahi)

Lycée des Métiers d' Art et de l'image SEPR France (Ms Seffahi). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall

Liceul Teoretic Bogdan Voda Halaucesti Romania (Ms Monica Tudorache)

Liceul Teoretic Bogdan Voda Halaucesti Romania (Ms Monica Tudorache). Click here  to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall.

4th Senior High School of Galatsi (Ms Angelopoulou)

4th Senior High School of Galatsi (Ms Angelopoulou). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall.

Instituto Público Ronda Lleida Spain (Ms Vila)

Instituto Público Ronda  Lleida Spain (Ms Vila). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall.

PORG St. Karl Volders Volders Austria (Ms Martha Nasrouei-Penz Ms Steidl)

PORG St. Karl Volders Volders Austria (Ms Martha Nasrouei-Penz  Ms Steidl). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall.

50th Senior High School of Athens (Mr Stoupakis)

50th Senior High School of Athens (Mr Stoupakis). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall.

Special Senior High School of Athens (Ms Pitaraki)

Special Senior High School of Athens (Ms Pitaraki). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall.

Model Experimental Senior High School of Athens (Ms Tzakosta)

Model Experimental Senior High School of Athens (Ms Tzakosta). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall

21st Senior High School of Athens (Ms Diamanti)

21st Senior High School of Athens (Ms Diamanti). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall.

2nd Senior High School of Kesariani (Ms Kappou)

2nd Senior High School of Kesariani (Ms Kappou). Click hereto share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of the wall.

1st Senior High School of Vyronas (Ms Nistikaki)

1st Senior High School of Vyronas (Ms Nistikaki). Click here to share your values and career goals. There are instructions on top of  the wall.

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