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Learning objects Job match: choose the cast

TLF ID L1037

Meet a range of people gathered at community scenes. Select people best suited to put out a house fire, provide medical care, rebuild a damaged house and cook for a party. Choose people according to their abilities, not their appearances. Gather information to make good decisions. In these situations, more than one person may help with each task in different ways. This learning object is one in a series of three learning objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify the best ways to select people to fulfil roles in an emergency setting.
  • Students identify stereotypes in a sequence of scenarios.
Educational value
  • Explores whether occupational abilities are related to physical appearance, gender and ethnicity.
  • Enables students to select characters to undertake four roles: firefighter, doctor, builder and cook.
  • Promotes fact-based decisions about people's abilities rather than judgements based on gender, physical appearance or ethnicity.
  • Reveals the consequences of decisions through animated feedback.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment
  • Studies of society and environment/Culture
  • Studies of society and environment/Values
  • Studies of society and environment/Identity
  • Studies of society and environment/Industry
  • Studies of society and environment/Sex role
  • Studies of society and environment/Stereotypes
  • Studies of society and environment/Social discrimination
  • Studies of society and environment/Ability
  • Studies of society and environment/Age
  • Studies of society and environment/Ethnic groups
  • Studies of society and environment/Group characteristics
  • Studies of society and environment/Employment
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Subject matter expert
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.