Organising for the Session
Arrange with a local OH&S expert to provide a session for students on
You will need to provide the presenter with background on the program and information on the types of businesses the students will tour and projects they will participate in. It is also helpful to point out to the presenter the age of the students as they may be more used to presenting for older audiences.
Consider organising students into cooperative working groups in which they will participate for the tours and projects. While the group membership may change roles can be consistent during each part of the program.
Eliciting and Developing Student Prior Knowledge
Understanding My Role during the Presentation
Work as a member of my group performing a variety of roles including:
Developing My Prior Knowledge before the Presentation
To familiarise students with OH&S practices in the school and other workplaces in preparation for workplace tours and projects.
Students are aware of OH&S practices, can articulate them and comply with them during tours and projects.
Students and teacher view and discuss a selection of pictures from Australian and overseas sites showing unsafe practices. Discuss why the practices are unsafe. Students justify why the practice is unsafe and what needs to happen to make the workplace safe
Look at OH&S at school. Group of students and teacher tour the school identifying OH&S hazards. Hazards are photographed, teachers and principal are emailed informing them of hazards identified.
Enabling task for at risk students with ESO support could be to survey all teachers regarding identifying hazards in their classroom and the playground.
Do you have any dangerous liquids in your classroom?
What are they?
Why are they there?
Examine the text type of the posters and film clips discussing the features of the text, how it works to persuade, what impact it has
Look at and discuss multiple, varied examples in a range of workplaces
Students create their own work place poster either working in groups or individually
Students can present their posters to the class, school justifying their content and the features they have used