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2011-12 Revised

St Maximilian Kolbe CHS Course Information Sheet Course Title: Career Studies Course Code: GLC2O Prerequisite: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH Through various activities, assignments, and reflections, the learner will come to a deeper understanding of who they are and the gifts, talents, and abilities God has blessed them with. As they deepen their knowledge, students will gain insight into the ways in which God wants them to use these gifts. Students will examine a variety of potential occupations through the perspective of job satisfaction, and moral and ethical standards.
Strands Overall Expectations




Use a self-assessment process to develop a personal profile for use in career development planning; Evaluate and apply the personal-management skills and characteristics needed for school success, document them in their portfolio, and demonstrate their use in a variety of settings; Demonstrate effective use of interpersonal skills within a variety of settings. Use a research process to locate and select relevant career information from a variety of sources for inclusion in a portfolio; Identify current trends in society and the economy and describe their effect on work opportunities and work environments; Identify a broad range of options for present and future learning, work, and community involvement. Use appropriate decision-making and planning processes to set goals and develop a career plan; Analyse changes taking place in their personal lives, their community, and the economy, and identify strategies to facilitate smooth transitions during change; Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to prepare for, the job-search process.

Units and Timelines

Approximate Time Personal Management 15-20 lessons Exploration of Opportunities 15-20 lessons Preparation for Transitions of Change 10-15 lessons Instructional strategies: modeled, shared and guided instruction, cooperative group learning, accountable talk, independent application and consolidation, experiential learning, inquiry-based learning, robust thinking (critical analysis and reflection).
Assessment and Evaluation Breakdown

Unit Title


Knowledge/Understanding 20% TERM 70% Thinking 25% Communication 25% Application 30 % Assessment and Evaluation Strategies: classroom presentations, interviews, learning logs, quizzes, tests, and exams, observations, performance tasks, portfolios, question and answers, self-assessment. Assessment and Evaluation Tools: Checklists, exemplars, rating sca rubrics, self and peer assessment, anecdotal notes. Focus on Learning Skills Responsibility Organization Independent Work Collaboration
Accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in a group Responds positively to the ideas, opinions, values, and traditions of others.

CPT Job Profile 10 % CPT Portfolio 20 % FINAL 30% CPT 30%

Looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning.

Sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them. Seeks clarification or assistance when needed.

responsibilities and commitments within the learning environment.

Devises and follows a plan and process for completing work and tasks.

monitors, assesses, and revises plans to complete tasks and meet goals. Uses class time appropriately to complete tasks.

the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks. Demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning. Approaches new tasks with a positive attitude.

Completes and
submits class work, homework, and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines. Takes responsibility for and manages own behaviour.

Establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals.

Follows instructions with minimal supervision.

Identifies, gathers, evaluates, and uses information, technology, and resources to complete tasks.

Builds healthy peerto-peer relationships through personal and media-assisted interactions.

Works with others to

Assesses and reflects critically on own strengths, needs, and interests.

resolve conflicts and build consensus to achieve group goals. Recognizes Shares information, and advocates resources, and expertise, appropriately for and promotes critical the rights thinking to solve problems and make of self and decisions. others

Identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals. Perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges.

N.B. Additional Information Found in Students School Agenda/Board Policy: Lates, Absences and Missed Assignments follow the YCDSB Assessment & Evaluation Guidelines, in compliance with the Ministry of Education Policy on Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting.
Student Fees: In accordance with Board Policy 601, there are no course fees for basic course materials (e.g. textbooks, workbooks, handouts). Some courses may offer enhancements (e.g. field trips, musical instruments, activities) for which there maybe a fee. Board Policy 601 is available on the board website at

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