La vida contemporánea

La economía; La educación y las carreras;Las comunidades de educación; Los viajes y los pasatiempos; El estilo de vida; Las relaciones

OVERVIEW: 

This unit is designed to help students compare the differences and similarities of the variety of school systems that exist, understand the need of having diversity in a school, and compare the benefits between the public and private school system. Furthermore, students will investigate what the requirements are for acquiring acceptance to a variety of universities and the cost of higher education. 

This unit aims at helping students build a greater level of self-awareness and self-confidence; coupled with a desire for self-enrichment. The activities in this unit will encourage students to think ahead and prepare for a possible future career. Through a variety of audio activities, readings, group discussions, students will be able to identify their professional interests and abilities; explore a variety of career options; match and prioritize possible careers with their personal interests, skills and values; and be better prepared to make decisions regarding post-secondary training and/or educational programs that are necessary to fulfill their career goals. 
LEARNER GOALS:
  • Identify personal learning styles and establish immediate and future learning goals
  • Compare and contrast educational systems in the US to those in other countries
  • Understand education requirements for colleges in the US and in other countries
  • Analyze skills and abilities required in a variety of career options and relate them to their own skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a relationship between the changing nature of work and the educational environment.
  • Assess personal, educational and career skills that are transferable to various jobs.
  • Use a career planning process that includes a self-assessment, evidence of personal development, and a career portfolio.
  • Understand how societal needs and functions influence the nature and the structure of work.
  • Compare lifestyle options as determined by their career choices.