Making A Career Change Attainable for Mature Job Seekers
This is a goal-directed instructional design plan geared to unemployed people from age 18 to older job seekers who are not yet prepared for retirement and are willing to explore other career paths. There are some tough truths as we continually take in the economic reality especially in Michigan, therefore, there is a need for an educational strategy that will help this generation to bridge the gap between their previous semi-skilled jobs and today’s employment opportunities that require computer skills, interpersonal skills, and business skills that are essential to getting back into the competitive workforce.
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Colin Gallagher (Teacher (K-12))
A very authentic and rewarding activity for the proposed learner audience. The learners will be driven by the reward at the end of the activity.
This is very much independent study and learning on behalf of the learner and a lot of instructional strategies can come into play. Brainstorming, mind mapping and questioning techniques. In fact the scope of the activity is so broad that a number of instructional strategies could surface throughout.
If ever there is a lesson with a real world need it is this one. Bravo!
Melissa White (Faculty)
Outstanding lesson. This is very appropriate and timely for many.
Maria "Kit" Fishell (Faculty)
Our faculty members use most of the real-world activities that were listed in the plan. What inspired me most was when I was able to integrate Dr. Merrill's concepts and Yelon's chart in the instructional design. The NETS-S and METS-S evaluations were very thought-provoking. It helped me realize the significant role of technology in teaching and learning.