KS4 - Changes in the World of Work - 6 lessons

A history of changes in the world of work and how to prepare to keep up with the ever continuous change.

In this series of 6 lessons we look at some of the key skills required to deal with changes. Broken down into individual, group and class activities, there are worksheets and presentations included in the lesson plans.

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Are you a team leader or a team player? Find out in this lesson about identifying roles before embarking on projects.

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Using a realistic business scenario, students role play and make commercial decisions in response to change.

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Students compare different jobs from different eras. They create a timeline to illustrate change in those careers.

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Real business scenarios give students the opportunity to assess their own ability to deal with change.

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Identifying positive and negative reactions to change through team exercises.

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Students work on a TV storyboard to help them understand how the media can keep them up to date with changes in the world of work and business.

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Change – Teaching Resources for Enterprise

As students move into the world of work, they will face changes on a regular basis. These lessons will teach them the necessary skills to make and deal with changes that affect them.

Lesson 1 – How Do People Change

In this introductory exercise, students work in groups to look at different careers to see how and why they may be subject to change.

Lesson 2 – Planning and Preparing

This group activity involves identifying different attitudes and different roles in a team. They must then evaluate a ‘change’ scenario and prepare points for discussion about it.

Lesson 3 – How Good Are You at Dealing With Change?

Using role-play, pupils are given a business example where a change may be necessary. They must consider the situation from the perspective of each participant.

Lesson 4 – Responding Positively to Change

In this activity, students must record the positive and negative reactions to and consequences of changes in relation to the given statements. They must then prepare their conclusions for display.

Lesson 5 – Making Changes

Students are now given an example case study. They need to come up with a number of solutions to the key problem faced by the business, remembering to think about the consequences that these may have.

Lesson 6 – Keeping up with Change

The final session begins with a whole class activity. By the end of this session, students will have found out about where to get the best information to keep them ahead of the field.

Vocational Qualifications

These changes in the world of work lessons can be used to support learning outcomes for Preparation for Working Life - Changing World of Work from AQA. These lessons are also suitable for use with Economic Well-Being and Financial Capability - Changing Patterns of Work, Developing Skills for Employment - Changing World of Work from NOCN.