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  • Grade 9 Career Development: Life/Work Exploration

    Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and A Foundation for Implementation

  • G r a d e 9 C a r e e r d e v e l o p m e n t : l i f e / W o r k e x p l o r a t i o n

    Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and A Foundation for Implementation

    (Website URLs updated) 2017Manitoba Education and Training

  • Manitoba Education and Training Cataloguing in Publication Data

    Grade 9 career development : life/work exploration : Manitoba curriculum framework of outcomes and a foundation for implementation

    Includes bibliographical references. This resource is available in print and electronic formats. ISBN: 978-0-7711-7584-8 (print) ISBN: 978-0-7711-7585-5 (pdf)

    1. Career educationManitobaCurricula. 2. Career developmentStudy and teaching (Secondary). 3. Career developmentStudy and teaching (Secondary)Manitoba. 4. Vocational guidanceStudy and teaching (Secondary). 5. Vocational guidanceStudy and teaching (Secondary)Manitoba. I. Manitoba. Manitoba Education and Training. 370.113

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  • C o n t e n t s iii

    C o n t e n t s

    Acknowledgements vii

    Introduction 1

    Rationale and Philosophy 2

    Career Development Framework 3

    Roles and Responsibilities 7

    Career and Community Experiences 10

    Overview 12

    Description of the Career Development Curricula 12

    Grade 9 Career Development: Life/Work Exploration General and Specific Learning Outcomes 13

    Curricular Connections 21

    Assessment 21

    Document Organization 23

    Document Organization and Format 23

    Guide to Reading the Units 23

    Document Format 25

    Unit 1: Personal Management 27

    Assessment Plan 29n GLO A: Build and maintain a positive self-image. 29n GLO B: Interact positively and effectively with others. 29n GLO C: Change and grow throughout life. 30

    Achieving the Learning Outcomes 31n Introduction to Course 31n GLO A: Build and maintain a positive self-image. 32n GLO B: Interact positively and effectively with others. 34n GLO C: Change and grow throughout life. 37

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    Unit 2: Career Exploration 39

    Assessment Plan 41n GLO D: Locate and effectively use life/work information. 41n GLO E: Understand the relationship between work and society/economy. 41n GLO F: Maintain balanced life and work roles. 42n GLO G: Understand the changing nature of life/work roles. 42

    Achieving the Learning Outcomes 43n GLO D: Locate and effectively use life/work information. 43n GLO E: Understand the relationship between work and society/economy. 48n GLO F: Maintain balanced life and work roles. 49n GLO G: Understand the changing nature of life/work roles. 50

    Unit 3: Learning and Planning 53

    Assessment Plan 55n GLO H: Participate in lifelong learning supportive of life/ work goals. 55n GLO I: Make life/work enhancing decisions. 55n GLO J: Understand, engage in, and manage own life/work building process. 56

    Achieving the Learning Outcomes 57n GLO H: Participate in lifelong learning supportive of life/ work goals. 57n GLO I: Make life/work enhancing decisions. 60n GLO J: Understand, engage in, and manage own life/work building process. 61

    Unit 4: Seeking and Job Maintenance 65

    Assessment Plan 67n GLO K: Secure/create and maintain work. 67

    Achieving the Learning Outcomes 69n GLO K: Secure/create and maintain work. 69

    n What we need to obtain and maintain work 69n Work opportunities and conditions 71n The process of applying for and securing work 72n The rules of work 73

  • C o n t e n t s v

    Unit 5: Career and Community Experiences 75

    Assessment Plan 77n GLO J: Understand, engage in, and manage ones own life/work building process. 77, 78n GLO D: Locate and effectively use life/work information. 77, 78

    Achieving the Learning Outcomes 79n GLO J: Understand, engage in, and manage ones own life/work building process. 79, 82n GLO D: Locate and effectively use life/work information. 80, 81

    Appendix A: Blackline Masters: Units 15 83

    Appendix B: Strategies for Instruction and Assessment 171

    Bibliography 179

  • vii A c k n o w l e d g e m e n t s

    a C k n o W l e d G e m e n t s

    Manitoba Education and Training gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the following individuals in the development of Grade 9 Career Development: Life/Work Exploration: Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes and A Foundation for Implementation.

    Principal Writer Doug Muir Independent Consultant

    Development Team Members

    Vern Anderson Frontier School Division

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    Don Cilinsky Pembina Trails School Division

    Joe Di Curzio Winnipeg School Division

    Sharon Doerksen Interlake School Division

    Alan Havard Manitoba Association of Parent Councils

    Doug Krochak River East Transcona School Division

    Kirk Kuppers Pembina Trails School Division

    Janie McNish Brandon School Division

    Beverlie Stuart Manitoba Food Processors Association

    Contributor Dawn Sutherland Independent Consultant

    Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning

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  • I n t r o d u c t i o n 1

    i n t r o d u C t i o n

    The economy of the twenty-first century will need workers who can respond and adapt to change and who are lifelong learners. Canada is on the verge of a workforce shortage that will create many new job opportunities. The ability to predict jobs or work of the future is becoming more and more challenging. Our knowledge-based economy requires more highly skilled workers at a time when the demographics of our country reveal a shrinking workforce and the underutilization of many of our workers. Work has been altered by factors such as

    globalization rapid spread of information and communication technology workforce population decline aging population

    Canada is shifting to a new career-building paradigm that recognizes that career development is a lifelong process of skills acquisition and growth through a continuum of learning and mastery (Jarvis). People will need to play a greater role in the construction and development of their own careers. Canadians will need to develop a new set of career-building skills that will enable them to

    be flexible be adaptable be self-reliant in order to construct and manage their lives and careers access labour market information be able t