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Working Styles

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  • 1. Applied GCE Unit 1 Life in the Information Age
  • 2. Learning Outcomes Lesson 1
    • By the end of the lesson, you should:
    • Name and explain a paradigm and a paradigm shift.
    • understand the areas of life affected by ICT
    • be aware of the impact on working styles
    • see how ICT affects the way people conduct their professional lives
    • Evaluate how the affect of ICT has created a paradigm shift in the working culture
  • 3. Paradigm
    • An accepted school of thought.
    • Social
    • Technical
    • Can be incorrect
    • Will be superseded by a new paradigm
  • 4. Paradigms in society
    • Paradigms do not necessarily follow Law
    • Paradigms can evolve over time
    • Paradigms can shift over a few year
    • ICT has created a tidal wave of paradigm shifts in societies view on what is normal acceptable and legal.
  • 5. Life in the Information Age
    • ICT is transforming the way people live at home, in the workplace, in education
    • We bank and shop using ICT
    • We are watched, monitored, and sometimes controlled and governed by ICT
    Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles; effect on professional lives.
  • 6. Life in the Information Age
    • Think about how your life has been affected by rapid changes in technology
    • Most would agree that changes are for the better – access to more information and services than ever before
    • Always costs to go with the benefits
    Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles; effect on professional lives.
  • 7. Life in the Information Age
    • Different areas of life affected by ICT
      • Working styles
      • Education
      • Employment
      • Communication
      • Entertainment and leisure
      • Banking and shopping
      • Decision making
      • Crime and crime prevention
      • Civil rights
      • Legislation and ICT
    • Consider the positive and negative impacts in terms of personal, social and professional life
    Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT ; impact on working styles; effect on professional lives.
  • 8. Working styles
    • Technologies blur the distinction between work and home
      • Working on the move
      • Working at home (teleworking)
      • Mobile phones
    • Easier to become more productive
    • Can raise expectations and increase stress
    • Work-life balance!
    Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles ; effect on professional lives.
  • 9. Working styles
    • Large shift in the working styles of the majority of the working population
    • Change in way people work, and where they work
    • ICT not the cause, but the enabling technology
    Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles ; effect on professional lives.
  • 10. Working styles
    • Area of largest change – the way people communicate at work
    • Use of ICT can give more freedom and self-reliance
    • Conversely, more control
    Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles ; effect on professional lives.
  • 11. Task
    • Read the scenario for Activity 1, and answer the questions
    Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles; effect on professional lives.