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Occupational Licensure Activity

Abstract:

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This activity allows students studying the sociology of work or the labor force to engage with the question: How do licensing laws affect workers, and what industries are most heavily licensed? They will complete a reading, answer discussion questions, and then break into small groups to complete an activity on occupational licensure.

Details:

Resource Type(s):
Class Activity 
Author(s):
Erin Jane Davenport 
Date Published:
6/11/2020 
Subject Area:
Work and Labor Markets 
Class Level:
any 
Class Size:
Any 
Language:
English 


Usage Notes:

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Designed for use in a 400-level Sociology of the Labor Force course, but with appropriate scaffolding of discussion questions could be used in any level course in a unit about work or occupations

Learning Goals and Assessments:

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Goal 1:
Students will be able to identify occupational licensure
Assessment 1:
Students’ identification of occupational licensure (and thus, completion of the readings) will be apparent in their responses to initial discussion questions
Goal 2:
Students will be able to understand how jobs are differentially licensed in their state
Assessment 2:
Students’ understanding of how jobs are differentially licensed in their state will be assessed when groups turn in the Occupational Licensure Student Handout
Goal 3:
Students will be able to create their own ideal qualifications for licensing in occupations
Assessment 3:
Students’ creation of their own ideal qualifications will be assessed when groups turn in the Occupational Licensure Student Handout

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Occupational Licensure Student Handout.docx
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