Implementation of ‘Jobs’ (SOI-TR-231)

What is your dream job in the future?

Having a green job!

Green jobs are good for students to contribute to the environment and the economy and for making a sustainable future for humans.

Poster was designed by Betül ULAŞ


Green jobs have the potential to halt climate change and create millions of green jobs in the transition to the new green economy. New green jobs can also be the driver of economic growth. They aim to protect the environment or contribute to the health of the planet we live on.

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), this type of jobs are;

  • Increases efficient consumption of energy and raw materials.
  • Limits greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Minimizes waste and contamination.
  • Protects and restores ecosystems.
  • Contributes to adaptation to climate change.

The aim of this story of implementation

Storyboards were designed by students

With the impact of digitalization and COVID-19, it has been inevitable that ‘traditional jobs‘ must change. Because of this reason, ‘green jobs‘ have emerged as an important adaptation. So, the economy must include green jobs in future jobs. Because include green jobs in future jobs will able to provide a big contribution to new green economies and sustainability. So, this story of implementation is a bridge between past jobs and future green jobs for students’ job awareness and preferences.

Europeana Learning Scenario created by OliveraIlic was implemented online, during English as a foreign language lesson with 14-year-old students. The original learning scenario was slightly adapted to be suitable for an older group of students aged 14-year-old students. The aim of this story of implementation is to create awareness about future jobs and prepare students to dream jobs in the future. Also, discuss jobs from the past and jobs that might emerge in the future.

The implementation steps:

  • The first step, Europeana Collections introduced. The necessary materials selected from collections for use in the classroom were presented to the students. Especially, past and present job options are researched. Then, students watched and make research about future jobs. The video presentation was used to introduce students to the ‘My dream job in the future ‘ of the lesson.
  • In the second step, the students worked in groups, browsing the Europeana web portal and searching for photos. The teacher tells about past, present, and future jobs. Students will have knowledge about jobs. They will choose a dream future job for themselves. Then, choosing a job to proper themselves, they created designs using a storyboard.
  • The third step, students shared consisted of creating works on Padlet:
  • Lastly, students presented their designs to the whole class online.

How much time did we need to design a digital storyboard?

Storyboards was designed by Betül ULAŞ

The time needed for the students to complete all the tasks was between 45 and 90 minutes. The learning scenario implemented was very useful for students to make a bridge between the past and the future jobs. Students had a chance to compare past, present, and future jobs. They had the chance to choose a profession according to their interests, skills, and personality.

For this story implementation, students chose one of their dream future jobs and prepare a storyboard about it to answer these questions.

  • What is your dream job in the future? Is it a green job?
  • What are green jobs?
  • Which job do you want to do?
  • Why do you want to choose this job? Because of your interest, skill, or personality, etc.
  • Will your job preference contribute to the sustainability of the world, human societies, and economies?
    Create your own avatar character in the storyboard.
    Tell us your future job motivation with your design and sentences.

21st-century skills developed

  • Future green jobs
  • Technology-based jobs
  • Critical thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Creativity

Did you find this story of implementation interesting? Why don’t you read about the learning scenario: 

Jobs created by OliveraIlic

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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