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Employ Ability

Employ Ability

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Employability:Supermarket Study
Learning for Life and Work (MLD)
My Changing World:Thematic Unit
Writers’ Group
Nora O Baoil, Fleming Fulton School, Belfast
Mura Kennedy, Fleming Fulton School, Belfast
Avril Fryer, Rostulla School, NewtownabbeyRuth McCreadie, Longstone School, BelfastJune Richardson, Cedar Lodge School, BelfastFionnuala Saunders, St Gerard’s Education Resource Centre, BelfastPauline Brady, Rathmore Guidance Centre, AntrimColm Hassan, Belmont School, LondonderryMary Connolly, Erne School, EnniskillenEileen McKeown, Erne School, EnniskillenMary McKendry, Castle Tower School (Loughan Campus), Ballymena
Associate Teachers
Denise Maguire, Newtownabbey Educational Guidance CentreBronac O’Connell, Sunlea Educational Guidance Centre, ColeraineA CCEA Publication ©2009www.nicurriculum.org.uk
Cover Photograph: Bubbles Photo Library 
My Changing World
Thematic Unit
 Employability: Supermarket Study
Unit Title:
My Changing World
Sub Theme:
Employability: Supermarket Study 
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities:
Managing Inormation
Curriculum Objective:
To develop the young person as a contributor to society
Key Elements:
Personal understanding, mutual understanding, moral character, spiritual awareness, citizenship, cultural understanding,employability, education or sustainable development
Attitudes and Dispositions:
Personal responsibility, concern or others, commitment/determination/resourceulness, openness to new ideas,sel-belie/optimism/pragmatism, curiosity, community spirit, exibility, tolerance, integrity/moral courage, respect
Learning Experiences:
Investigating and problem-solving, linked to other curriculum areas, relevant and enjoyable, media-rich, skills-integrated, active and hands-on, oers choice, challenging and engaging, supportive environment, culturally diverse, positive reinorcement,varied to suit learning style, ongoing reection, enquiry-based
The Thematic Units connect the
Learning for Life and Work
subject strands o Personal Development, Local and Global Citizenship, HomeEconomics and Employability and demonstrate how they contribute to the understanding o a central theme. They provide a number olearning, teaching and assessment activities (and are accompanied by supporting resources) to help you address, interpret and develop theNorthern Ireland Curriculum’s key elements and Statements o Minimum Requirement.Each Thematic Unit contributes to the statutory requirement or
Learning for Life and Work
and also links to other Areas o Learning. Inaddition, there are opportunities to develop learners’
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities,
 Assessment for Learning
principlesand make connections to the
Cross Curricular Skills.
The units are not intended to be prescriptive and are not the only way to approach the Northern Ireland Curriculum. You do not have to ollowthem rigidly. Instead, we encourage you to choose rom the wide range o learning, teaching and assessment activities in the units and adaptand extend them as appropriate or your classes.

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