When complete with lesson students will be able to identify common aptitudes and careers that are successful in each aptitude. Students will then complete a test in each area to identify their aptitudes and complete research on identified fields.
This six weeks will cover career research and aligning their interests with high school course selections.
Aptitude Vocabulary and Notes
Aptitude – an ability that you have naturally; a quickness to learn or understand.
Ex: swimming, running, math, etc.
Numerical aptitude – The ability to perform mathematical operations quickly and accurately.
Examples of jobs that involve numerical aptitude:
Clerical Perception (aptitude) – The ability to perceive pertinent detail in verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy or to proofread words and numbers.
Examples of jobs that involve clerical perception:
Form Perception (aptitude) – The ability to perceive detail in objects. To make comparisons & discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines.
Examples of jobs that involve form perception:
Crime Scene Investigator, Detective
X-ray Technician, MRI Technician
Spatial Aptitude – The ability to comprehend forms in space and understand relationships of plane and solid objects.
Examples of jobs that involve spatial aptitude:
Video describes four common aptitudes that have direct relation to careers. What aptitude(s) do you have? Students will test in class to see what their aptitude(s) are.