My dream job (Code SCL3WA5W2)

IO4. Social and Civic

Work Area 5

Workshop 2: My dream job

1. General Information

Name of the key competence:
Social and civic

Name of the workshop:

My dream job

Main learning outcomes:

5.2.1 Understanding of own assets and of development needs and how they relate to social and civic competences

5.2.2 Make initial choice of career path

Work area{s):

WA5: Progression opportunities

WA5.2: Identifying own capacity


4 hours

AC entry level


Class room activity

Outward bound activity

E-learning activity

Min. training materials:

Online connection

Beamer and PC

White board

Paper/pencils, post its etc

Extra rooms


A large selection of old magazines with many pictures, scissors, 12-15 A5 sheets of paper (depending of group seize), tape

Special attention:

Involvement of third parties

Special arrangements needed

Prep work for participants required



2. Didactical Methodology

Part of workshop

Innovative didactical methodology used:

What it means:

1st part

2nd part

3rd part

1. Spaced learning

Highly condensed learning content is repeated three times, with two 10-minute breaks during which distractor activities such as physical activities are performed by the students

2. Cross Over learning

Learning in informal settings, such as museums and after-school clubs, can link educational content with issues that matter to learners in their lives

3. Learning through argumentation

Argumentation as means to attend to contrasting ideas, which can deepen their learning.  Use of meaningful discussion in classrooms through open-ended questions, re-state of remarks in more scientific language, and develop and use models to construct explanations

4. Incidental learning

Incidental learning, unplanned or unintentional learning. It may occur while carrying out an activity that is seemingly unrelated to what is learned. It is not lead by a teacher

5. Context based learning

By interpreting new information in the context of where and when it occurs, and by relating it to what we already know, we come to understand its relevance and meaning

6. Computational thinking

Breaking large problems down into smaller ones (decomposition), recognizing how these relate to problems that have been solved in the past (pattern recognition), setting aside unimportant details (abstraction), identifying and developing the steps that will be necessary to reach a solution (algorithms) and refining these steps (debugging).

7. Learning by doing

A hands-on approach to learning, meaning students must interact with their environment in order to adapt and learn

8. Embodied Learning

Embodied learning involves self-awareness of the body interacting with a real or simulated world to support the learning process

9. Adaptive Teaching

Using data of learner’s previous and current learning to create a personalized path through educational content.

Data (f.e. time spent reading, scores) can form a basis for guiding each learner through educational materials. Adaptive teaching can either be applied to classroom activities or in online environments where learners control their own pace of study

10. Analytics of Emotions

Teachers responding to students’ emotions and dispositions, so that teaching can become more responsive to the whole learner

3. Type of training activities used

Type of activity
Part of workshop

1st part

2nd part

3rd part

1. Q-A session

2. Case studies

3. Small group discussions

4. Active summaries

5. Demonstrations

6. Real world learning / real life scenario

7. Apprenticeship

8. Story board teaching

9. Out of class activity

10. Problem-based learning activity / problem solving

11. Collaborative preparation

12. Discussion questions / group discussion

13. Group activity

14. Story telling

15. Mind mapping

16. Brainstorming

17. Instructional video

18. Role playing

19. Self-assessment

20. (Mentor) work shadowing

21. Instruction

22. Event organisation

23. Online training

24. Learning game

25. Reflection

26. Coaching

4. Organization of the workshop

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes



Learning outcomes:

5.2.1 Understanding of own assets and of development needs and how they relate to social and civic competences

5.2.2: Make initial choice of career path


Picturing your dream


  • Learning facilitator explains the objective of todays’ workshop
  • Participants form small groups of 3 to 4 persons, preferably with persons who partly know each other already
  • Learning facilitator explains the task: use magazines to find images of what you dream job is about. If you do not find the appropriate picture, add words explaining what you mean
  • Before looking for images participants first think about what their dream job consists of, and shortly present this to the people at their table. Use three viewpoints: what will you be doing, for whom, in what environment (see supporting images in annexe 1)
  • If one does not know their dream job simple explain what they the need to elaborate on what they hope to find in a job.
  • Use only half of the A5, leave one side blanc because that part is needed later on

Time: 20 minutes


  • Participants now work on selecting pictures and stick them on one half of the A5 pages, adding short text when needed
  • Learning facilitator walks around and helps clarifying ideas

Time 30


  • Learning facilitator asks each participant to present their collage and explain what their dream job consists of / what they expect of a job
  • Learning facilitator facilitates elaboration by asking questions which relate to the origins of their ideas of dream job / a job. Depending on the presentation the learning facilitator can ask whether the participant has a real job in their minds


Time: 30 minutes

10 minutes break


Annexe 1

Video and other useful links: 

Duration: 1 hour and 10 minutes


Learning outcomes:

5.2.1: Understanding of own assets and of development needs and how they relate to social and civic competences

5.2.2: Make initial choice of career path


Continued presentation


  • Learning facilitator continues the presentations until all participants have presented theirs


Time: I hour

10 minutes break




Video and other useful links: 

Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes


Learning outcomes:

5.2.1: Understanding of own assets and of development needs and how they relate to social and civic competences

5.2.2: Make initial choice of career path


Counting my assets!


  • Participants again sit together in the groups which were formed at the beginning of the workshop
  • Learning facilitator explains the next task
  • In each group participants jointly fill in the open half of their A5 page. This part should contain those things they are considered to be good at: for example, friendly and warm person, always having a listening ear, good cook, very good in taking care of others
  • Each group assists its participants in filling in the blanc half, provide comment, ideas and images as to how they perceive the other
  • The new content therefore consist of own ideas as well as those coming from their group


Time 40 minutes

  • Learning facilitator allows for short presentation of all A5’s
  • Learning facilitator looks for parallels between the two halves of the A5’s and highlights them for everybody, specifically paying attention to the three different areas of the job: what, for whom and where.
  • Learning facilitator shortly recaps what participants have done, and how this relates to steps required for designing a career goal and a career path


This workshop is in need for follow up activities which relate to elaboration as well as of fact checking of participants’ ideas and ambitions



Video and other useful links: