ActUp links classroom and careers in the classroom using complete lesson modules

  • Are your years 7-13 careers classes stretched for time?
  • Do you want resources that are careers focused?
  • Do you want resources that are fun and interactive?
  • Do you want resources that motivate your students?
  • Do your students expect something different in their careers classes?

If you answer yes then try our career modules. Guide your students as they act out the script, answer topic questions and complete topic extension exercises. 

C1: Discover Your Skills
C2: Choose Your Subjects
C3: Set and Achieve Your Goals
C4: Get Your Job
C5: Produce Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
C6: Prepare For Your Interview
C7: Be Successful In Your Interview 
C8: Use Career Information
C9: Influences on Your Career
C10: Prepare Your Career Plan
C11: Interview Chef About Their Job
C12: Interview Professional Sportsperson About Their Job
C13: Interview KiwiCareers User About Using KiwiCareers
C14: Interview Guest To Identify Their Training Course
C15: Interview Guest To Identify Their Job
C16: Interview Teacher To Discover Job Skills
C17: Interview Clothes
C18: Interview Preparation
C19: Interview Skills
C20: Use Telephone To Search For A Job
C21: Career Information
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 C1: Discover Your Skills
Transferability of skills are important for students entering today's workforce. However, many students have difficulty recognising their own individual skills. By performing this classroom-based ActUp play, students and teachers identify individual skills, consider possible job or training options and discuss transferability of skills between jobs.

 C2: Choose Your Subjects
Subject choice can affect students' career options. However, subjects may be chosen without career choice planning. By performing this classroom-based ActUp play, students and teachers are encouraged to research different careers and to examine the effect of subjects choice on these careers.

C3:Set and Achieve Your Goals
Setting goals during school as well as adult life is important to achieve success and confidence. However. Many set goals are not achieved. By performing this classroom-based ActUp play, students and teachers can set goals, develop an action plan and produce a personalised student goal achievement plan.
  

C4 Get Your Job
Finding a job can be difficult. However, different strategies can be used to find a job. By performing this classroom-based ActUp play, students and teachers are encouraged to discuss what is a job, what is work, explore different ways of working and undertake a group project to find work for a fellow student.

C5 Produce Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A professional and well developed CV is essential when applying for jobs, funding or courses. However, the role of the CV is often misunderstood and many CVs are not fully developed. In this ActUp play, students and teachers are encouraged to dicsuss the role, structure and presentation of a CV and to produce their own Curriculum Vitae.

C6 Prepare For Your Interview
A successful interview often depends on pre-interview preparation. However, interview preparation is often overlooked. By performing this ActUp play, students and teachers can discuss the interview process and identify the benefits of interview preparation.

C7 Be Successful In Your Interview
A successful interview can secure that job or course opportunity. However, many factors can affect a successful interview. By performing this classroom-based ActUp play, students and teachers can discuss the purpose of the interview, examine three job interview scenarios and identify factors that can affect the outcome of a job interview.

C8 Use Career Information
Having access to career planning products and information is essential for making an informed career choice. However, many students are unaware of the range of career planning products available. By performing this classroom-based ActUp play, students and teachers are encouraged to identify and use career information products to prepare a brief career plan.

C9 Influence Your Career
Students can be affected by different influences when making their career choices. However, some of these influencers may not take into account the students' own needs or may give advice based on their own experience rather than current facts and figures. By performing this ActUp play, students and teachers are encouraged to identify people, situations or events that have had or may have an influence on their career choice and to develop strategies to help make this choice.

C10 Prepare Your Career Plan
Leaving school opens up a range of work, training and personal opportunities. However, students may be unaware of all the opportunities available to them. By performing this classroom-based ActUp play, students and teachers are encouraged to discuss students' career ambitions, identify work, training and personal opportunities and prepare a basic plan.

C11: Interview Chef About Their Job
What skills does a chef need? What does a chef actually do? All these questions and more are answered in a fun-filled talkback show, 'Careers and You'.Based on this role play students can research their own job and be interviewed about it.

C12: Interview Professional Sportsperson About Their Job
Have you ever wondered what a professional sportsperson does? This role play, through a 'Careers and You' talkback show, covers in detail the professional sportsperson job description. Based on this role play students can research their own job and be interviewed about it.

C13: Interview KiwiCareers User About Using KiwiCareers
What is KiwiCareers and how do you access it? Find out all about this New Zealand jobs and training internet-based information database by reading and performing the role play in the classroom. Based on this role play students can research their own job and training information.

C14: Interview Mystery Guest To Identify Their Training Course
By interviewing a mystery guest and having to guess what course they are doing, students will pick up useful information about training courses and options in this role play. Based on this role play students can research their own training information.

C15: Interview A Mystery Guest To Identify Their Job
By interviewing a mystery guest and having to guess what job they are doing, students will pick up useful information about jobs and job options. It leads to further activities where the students research a job so they, in turn, can be interviewed.

C16: Interview Drama Teacher To Discover Job Skills
By using a quiz show format to discover a drama teacher's skills, students quickly learn, in an interesting way, about skills and how varied they can be. Students begin to understand their own skills.

C17: Interview Clothes - What To Wear? What Not To Wear!
Even in a world of widely varying fashion styles, certain clothing is still appropriate for certain situations, such as interviews. This role play involves discussion on the topic and helps students appreciate appropriateness versus inappropriateness.

C18: Interview Preparation - Useful Or Useless?
What are the important things to consider before going to an interview? Find out all the answers by reading this role play of an interview with Ad Vice.

C19: Interview Skills - What To Say? What To Do?
Ad Vice returns to give more advice about the skills required in the actual interview situation. From 'What sort of questions should I ask?' to 'How should I answer questions', Ad Vice's answers are extremely useful for anyone who wants to rate highly in an interview.

C20: Use The Telephone To Search For A Job
The telephone is often overlooked as a job search tool. This role play reminds people of just how and why it is so important.

C21: Career Information -What Is It? Where Is It? How Do I Find It? Who Can I Contact? Friend One is considering career options but doesn't know where to start thinking, looking or visiting for information. In desperation Friend One asks a group of friends if they have any ideas or suggestions. Having just completed a careers project the group of friends have all the suggestions, ideas and information. 

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Modules are $NZ45+gst per module. There is $6+gst p&p per total order.
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Ph: 0064 (0) 4 475 3260
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