AIM

The Workplace provides an understanding of workplace challenges, attitudes, values and quality work relationships.

Recommended Lesson Duration

3x 45 Minute Lessons

  
Introduction

The workplace is where we spend a good deal of our waking lives. This module helps students to explore the workplace not only as a physical location but also a place where they can express themselves, utilise their skills and interact with others. It offers strategies to help students adapt to the varied challenges of the workplace, in order to achieve positive work experiences.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should:

  • Understand that a workplace is many and varied, and be able to identify the different types of workplace
  • Understand that there are certain rights, conditions and entitlements that apply to workers and which are required by law
  • Accept that workers have certain responsibilities which are also required by law
  • Know where to find information on workplace rights and responsibilities
  • Understand the process for raising concerns and seeking advice
  • Understand the importance of quality work relationships and how nurturing these contributes to the success or otherwise of the workplace
  • Identify the personal attributes and attitudes that enhance workplace success
  • Understand workplace etiquette
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork
  • Identify and evaluate workplace challenges
  • Use effective communication in the workplace
  • Benefit from workplace journaling
Student Activities

STARTING A NEW JOB – CHECK LIST

CHECK YOUR ATTITUDE

DEFINING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

THE WORKPLACE GENERAL CAPABILITIES TABLE

CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS

WHAT IS THE WORKPLACE? (Brainstorm, discussion)

WORKING HOURS (Debate, discussion)

ATTITUDE (Discussion)

TEAMWORK – HUMAN KNOT (Group activity, discussion)

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE (Brainstorm, discussion)

The Work Place Contents