Katie The Cook
Katie has just turned 13; the age that learners are encouraged to start picking a career path. Katie loves cooking and wants to become a cook at a restaurant and then its chef one day. Katie and her parents are talking to her life coach about her career plans. They begin to work out a plan that will put Katie on track for getting a good job.The Freedom Education Standard aims to have children to the point where they can financially support themselves by the age they are legally allowed to work in their country. For the United States, that is sixteen.
Katie's Career Pillar just went from a general exploration of career possibilities to a specific path that includes tools for success. However, her career goal does not just affect the career pillar. It will affect others as the pillars are fluid.
Let us look at the social pillar, for example. In the social pillar, Katie has been learning general communication and interpersonal skills in her local community. But now that Katie decides she wants to become a cook, A new layer is added to her social skills pillar. She will now also be learning acceptable and unacceptable social behavior for someone working in a restaurant business. In the service industry, Katie will learn how to conduct herself in a professional setting, and she will learn what to expect from co-workers and customers.
Because of the built-up educational content over time, there are now game-based learning, e-learning programs, MOOCs, and OER's. Katie can use any of these technologies to increase her skills to be successful as a cook and eventually as a chef. These programs are specific to Katie's needs and will help her out throughout her entire career.