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Preparing for College and Careers-Chapter 2 Key Concepts

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Transcript of Preparing for College and Careers-Chapter 2 Key Concepts

Chapter 2 Key Concepts
Who are you?
Key Concept:
Many factors determine who you are, including your heredity, environment, and life experiences.
What's your personality?
Key Concept:
Eight parts of personality include character, temperament, aptitudes, learning style interests, self concept, self esteem, and style of communication.
So can you do...?
Key Concept:
Identifying your skills is an important factor for achieving success at school, home, and on the job. These skills include self-management skills, transferable skills, and job-related skills.
Environment
environment: surroundings
Has influenced you since the beginning of your life
Changing to a new environment can affect your life in either a positive or negative way
Examples of environment: school, home, your neighbor's house, etc.
Life Experiences
life experiences: everything that happens to you and everything you do
Affect how you view the world
Includes your culture (way of life in the society in which you live)
Heredity
heredity: family traits
Physical characteristics passed down from your grandparents and parents
For example: You have brown eyes. Your mother has brown eyes and your father has brown eyes. That physical characteristic was passed down to you.
Character
The part of your personality that reflects the principles that guide your choices
Includes the choices you mke daily
Also includes ethics (what you believe is acceptable or unacceptable
Temperament
The way a person acts, feels and thinks
How you respond to life experiences
Aptitudes
Your natural abilities
What you find simple to do
Numerical, musical, artistic, verbal,etc.
Self-Management Skills
Skills you use to handle life
Include how well you make decisions, take chances, manage your time, etc.
Taking care of your appearance and health are self-management skills too
Transferable Skills
Skills you can use in many different jobs
Some transferable skills areas:
Using your hands
Using words and ideas
Working with people
Working with data
Working with technology
Job-Related Skills
Skills that relate to a particular job
Some take time to learn, others can be learned quickly
Learning Style
The way you learn
Some learn musically, physically, or feeling
Two basic types of learning: Traditional and experiential
Traditional:
"Classroom Learning"
Reading books
Listening to lectures
Participating in teacher-led activities
Experiential
Learning by doing
Practicing the material or experimenting
Sometimes the person develops their own learning style
Interests
Your personal preferences
Sometimes your interests can help you develop what you might be interested in as a career
You might pursue your interest as a hobby (something you do regularly during leisure time)
Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
Self-Concept (the picture you have of yourself in your mind)
Describes how you feel about your physical appearance of yourself
Self-Esteem (how you feel about yourself)
Describes the emotions or feelings you have about yourself
Communication Styles
The way you give and receive information from others
Comes from what the environment (school, home, etc.) has taught you and how you feel about yourself
Three styles: Passive, Aggressive, and Assertive
Interests Video
Communication Styles Video
Credits
Prezi designed and compiled by Zach Johnson

Information collected from the Developing Career and Living Skills textbook

Videos collected from http://youtube.com/
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