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Choosing a Career: a Fun Way to Decide
Top Careers is an award winning card game designed to help 14-19 year olds learn about the range of career opportunities available to them within industries they may never have considered before as the subjects were classed as difficult or boring.
By: Eiman Munro
Top Careers is an award winning card game based on the Top Trumps concept. It has been designed to help 14-19 year olds learn about the range of career opportunities available to them within industries that they may never have considered before because the subjects needed - science, mathematics and engineering - had been classed as difficult or even boring.
Top Careers is part of a wider range of educational resource games known as Loop Card Games (http://www.loopgames.co.uk)
Loop Card Games company Director and Physics teacher Eiman Munro says: “All too often students are not given enough information about the career options suited to their skills and abilities and they often wind up following run-of-the-mill career paths, or veering off in the direction of an occupation that happens to be in vogue at the time of making their crucial career choices. Sadly this means many people are missing out on following an occupational path which could offer them great enjoyment and really put their natural skills to good use.”
Making career choices fun
Top Careers is designed to be played in the classroom or at home. It encourages student interaction whilst at the same time drawing attention to some of the lesser considered professions such as airline pilot or physicist.
Each Top Careers card is sponsored by a well known company related to the industry; for example, British Airways sponsors the Airline Pilot Career Card. Other high profile sponsors include Rolls Royce and The Institution of Civil Engineers.
Top Careers and Loop Card Games are currently being distributed throughout schools and retail outlets, and may also be purchased directly at http://www.loopgames.co.uk.
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Top Careers TM is a careers resource published by Essex-based Loop Games Publishing Limited. It is part of a range of educational resource card games called Loop Card Games which was launched in 2005 by physics teacher and full time mother Eiman Munro. Eiman started developing the card games during her maternity leave as a way to provide teachers with ready-made resources for their science lessons and to help make learning science topics fun for students. Top Careers supports the National Curriculum and helps educate students aged 14-19 years on science, mathematics and engineering related careers. The product won an Innovation Award from the London Development Agency in 2006. For further information visit http://www.loopgames.co.uk.
Page Updated Last on: Oct 03, 2008