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Exploring Nontraditional Careers. Barbara Ellis ETT 536 Web-Based Learning. Problem/Justification. When exploring career options, many people, particularly young people, limit their career choices just because they think the job they want is meant for a person of a specific gender.

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Exploring Nontraditional Careers

Barbara Ellis

ETT 536 Web-Based Learning


Problem justification
Problem/Justification

  • When exploring career options, many people, particularly young people, limit their career choices just because they think the job they want is meant for a person of a specific gender.

  • One option many people overlook in their job search is nontraditional employment.


Project objectives
Project Objectives

After visiting this WBL module, the individual will

  • Broaden their perspectives on career opportunities.

  • Will understand the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a nontraditional career.

  • Will explore how his or her innate interests and abilities might work in nontraditional career opportunity.

  • Will know where to go for further information or training.


Design metaphor visual and organizational
Design MetaphorVisual and Organizational

  • Graphic elements such as photos will show men or women successfully operating in nontraditional occupations.

  • Familiar occupations will be presented in a new context so that the individual will have easy access to information while gaining personal feedback.


Project learning activities
Project Learning Activities

  • Interest Surveys—Learner will discover how his or her innate skills and abilities might mesh with what is typically considered a “male occupation” or a “female occupation.”

  • Learner will choose a NTO of interest and using hyperlinks explore the skills and abilities needed and discover whether his or her interests and abilities coincide.

  • Learners will interact with other career explorers either through collaborative feedback or online discussion.


Project learning activities continued
Project Learning Activities (continued)

  • Learners will access hyperlinks to national and local organizations that promote NTOs and gender equity.

  • Learners will access sites that provide information on training, apprenticeships or education.

  • Learners will view an online interview with a person currently in a NTO discussing problems and opportunities.


Structure site map
Structure (Site Map)

Guide:

NTO—Nontraditional Occupation

KSAs—Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


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