ERIC Number: ED446297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Real Game Series: Bringing Real Life to Career Development.
Jarvis, Phil; Richardt, Joan
The Real Game (TRG) Series is a set of six innovative career programs designed to bring interactive, experiential learning to the classroom. Each program is tailored to a specific range of age and grade levels. There are games available for three-year-olds up to adults. The basic aim of the series is to introduce realities of the adult world of work in a meaningful way and to help participants master the career development competencies outlined in the "Blueprint for Life/Work Designs" (Canada) and "National Career Development Guidelines" (USA). All the exercises and activities have been keyed to the competencies outlined in the Blueprint in the three areas of (1) personal management -- self-knowledge, (2) learning and work exploration -- educational and occupational exploration; and (3) career building -- career planning. Each game in the series incorporates increasingly challenging ideas and vocabulary and provides participants with different occupational roles. The games focus on teamwork and community interactions, involving parents throughout the process. This paper discusses the creation of, implementation of, and impact of The Real Game Series. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: National Life-Work Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).