La Trobe University's Aspire Generation connects a community of young people who aspire to make a difference through community service and leadership. They are the givers, the dreamers, the doers and the leaders who passionately pursue opportunities to address the big issues of their time. They think boldly, act responsibly and strive to leave a la... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Aspire Generation: Work Studies – Years 9 & 10 – UNIT OVERVIEW
    Aspire Generation: Work Studies – Years 9 & 10 – UNIT OVERVIEW
  2. Aspire Generation: What is work? – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: What is work? – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
  3. Aspire Generation: Aspire to Make a Difference – Work Studies –  Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Aspire to Make a Difference – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Aspire Generation: Learning to Learn – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Learning to Learn – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
  2. Aspire Generation: Your Future of Work – Work Studies – Year 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Your Future of Work – Work Studies – Year 9 & 10
  3. Aspire Generation: Setting Your Path – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Setting Your Path – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
  4. Aspire Generation: Skills for Every Job – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Skills for Every Job – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
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  9. Aspire Generation: What Does It Take To Be An Entrepreneur? – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: What Does It Take To Be An Entrepreneur? – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
  10. Aspire Generation: Get the Work You Want – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Get the Work You Want – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Aspire Generation: Social Action – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Social Action – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
  2. Aspire Generation – Taking Action Toolkit
    Aspire Generation – Taking Action Toolkit

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. Aspire Generation: Assessment – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10
    Aspire Generation: Assessment – Work Studies – Years 9 & 10