Teenagers don’t like listening to people the would be bored – they would prefer to do.
Difficult is students are not interested in particular industry to which school is affiliated.Only one industryIs this similar to work experience?Is there legal and occupation health and safety ramifications?Are are they to actively participate?
Design challenge brief prototype and test
Find a way to provide students with experiences that
provide the additional skills obtained through real life
experiences that will ensure students are able to cope
with confidence, both work wise and personally.
My most practical idea - Ex students talking
This is the simplest and most practical idea. By
bringing ex students (from different industries) who are
now in the workforce back to the school to discuss
what happened to them, both good and bad, current
students will have more realistic expectations. They
may also get ideas on things they need to do to
prepare for a working life and also not have huge
idealistic expectations of being able to change the
world in the first year of their working life (even if I
hope they do).
Ex students talking about their
work life experiences
Share tips and
to agree to being
through first few
years of their
university and a
Info shared via
and info available
via school’s career
Can be via
, email, blogs, a
university or to
the work place
The process I used to test was just to sit and discuss
with the “client” the way the prototype would work.
Client asked for more detail in some areas and also
provided some words of wisdom to make you wonder
whether the idea was right or needed tweaking.
Words of wisdom
Teenagers don’t like listening to people the would be
bored – they would prefer to do.
Thought that facebook/youtube interface might
appeal to young students
My favourite idea - Create classrooms within
Logistics may be difficult but actually getting teachers and
industry to join together to run relevant classes within
industry will bring students teachers and industry together.
The learning of students by watching what happens within
industry would be great for them. The learning of industry
as to what students are doing and how they are learning
would be great for them. I see this as a win-win for both
sides and would go a long way to guiding students on their
transition from school, to degree, to work.
Create classrooms with industry
do same work
them have the
Subjects have skills
that are relevant to
ation, marketing, nu
report writing etc
Use these areas for
teacher to teach
resources from with
the industry to
subjects and work
Show students the
needed within the
work place team
Same process used as above (sit and discuss with the “client”
the way the prototype would work).
Difficult if students are not interested in particular
industry to which school is affiliated.
Only one industry? Maybe schools will need multiple
industry relationships or a change in concept!
Is this similar to work experience?
Are there legal and occupational health and safety
Are students able to actively participate?
Written reflection prototype and test
Was very interesting going through the test phase. When
describing my first idea about having ex students come in to
provide their experiences to help students was told that
teenagers hate being spoken to that they prefer to experience it
themselves. This put me on the back foot and when describing
that we would look at using Facebook and youTube and possibly
Skype this this was seen as a possibility.
The testing phase is so important to really understand whether
you are on the right track and providing what your client actually
needs. It is also a great tool to stop you diverge to what you think
is better to what your client actually needs.
Who knew testing is probably one of the most important parts of