ED 407 Week Six (Fall 2022)

Hi everyone,

This week I have tried to incorporate some documentaries on Social Work, Teens, and as before, our continuation of Career Moves. So, once again, let me give you the choice to look into Parts 1, 2, or 3.

Also, just a note: When you are finished writing up your responses this week, please feel free to email them to me.

I hope you enjoy the choices.

Don’t forget to fill out your Response Form.

Please choose either Part 1, 2 or 3 of the documentaries.


Part 1 Social Work

Please note if you are viewing this section. You will probably have to be selective. In other words, pick and choose the documentaries you are most interested in viewing. There is more viewing time than what you probably have time for. So I do not expect that you will view all of the documentaries in this section.

Becoming a Social Worker With Older Adults: Real Students, Real Clients, Real Growth Full Video (01:09:26)

In this video by social work professor Judith Smith, social work students show how to apply skills to field work with older adult clients. Viewers learn about support groups, home visits, caregivers, self-determination, ageism, and outreach to the very old.

Becoming a Social Worker: Real Students, Real Clients, Real Growth Full Video (48:07)


Featuring interviews with social work students, this video with social work professor Judith Smith considers reasons for studying social work. It looks at first encounters with clients, considers what supervision involves, and outlines the termination process.



If you do choose to view Victims of Child Abuse, please note:  WARNINGViewer Discretion AdvisedSome content in this video may be objectionable. This video contains violent images.

Victims of Child Abuse Full Video (01:26:40)


This poignant documentary sheds light on children who have been victims of abuse, mistreatment, and neglect. Following police, social workers, and judges, the program reveals the work that goes into protecting these children, and ensuring they have a better future.


Finding the Way Home Full Video (01:04:24)


Finding the Way Home highlights the painful realities of the eight million children living in orphanages and other institutions around the world, focusing on the stories of eight children who have been reunited with family members or placed in loving foster homes after experiencing the trauma of institutionalization. The film shares insights from families, social workers and dedicated foster parents to illustrate what it truly means to be home. Heartbreaking, enlightening and uplifting, Finding the Way Home visits overcrowded children’s institutions, nurturing foster homes and reunited households to trace a complex path through both state-run and private orphanages – from Moldova to  Nepal. Inspired by the work of J.K. Rowling’s foundation Lumos, directed and produced by Emmy®-winners Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, and with narration by Oscar®-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, Finding the Way Home brings to light the many factors – poverty, discrimination, drug addiction, war, natural disaster – that bring children to these institutions, and instills hope for a world where every child has a home.

An HBO Production.



Part 2 Child of Our Time 2016


This landmark TV experiment has followed the lives of 25 children since the year 2000, documenting their development. Now they are 16-year-old teenagers, exploring the opposite sex, becoming more independent and working out who they are. It’s not just our children who are looking and behaving differently. Since they were born, the very nature of family life and society has transformed. How does growing up in the modern, digital world shape teenage bodies, minds and relationships? This year Child of Our Time discovers what life is like for modern teens and how they are influenced by the changes in their biology, upbringing and the society around them.


Changing Minds Full Video ( 59:33 )

Description: In this episode, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron discover how our teenagers’ changing brains mean that what they choose to do at 16 can shape their lives forever. With surprising new research in human biology and neuroscience, we reveal how the most baffling aspects of teenage life can be explained and illuminated by the latest understanding of the changing teenage brain. The brains of our 16-year-olds are wired to feel more self-conscious, to be more mentally creative, and to feel more intense pleasure than at any other time in their lives. Through intimate stories, compelling archival footage and experiments, Child of Our Time brings you the inside story of today’s 16-year-olds.

Changing Times Full Video (57:09)

Description: Since our teens were born, the world has transformed: from changing families to economic uncertainties and competition, all in the glare of the social media spotlight. In this episode, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron follow our teens through their GCSE year to discover how they are being shaped by these unique times. In a bold experiment, Child of Our Time teens gave us access to their digital lives, opening a 24/7 window into their phone use and the impact of constant connectivity on friendship, sleep and anxiety. As our teens reach this landmark age, we explore how they cope with the challenges of life to build their dreams for the future.





Part 3 Career Moves

Evaluating Career Options Full Video (28:34)

This video illustrates how to evaluate career options based on the Three C’s: content, conditions, and compensation. It expands on the Personal Career Profile and explains how to use information gathered from occupational research. (28 minutes)


Overcoming Barriers to Employment Full Video (28:59)

Legal issues related to hiring and workplace discrimination are outlined in this video, as well as techniques for confronting and challenging discrimination. Questions designed to gauge a company’s corporate culture are presented. (29 minutes)


Lifelong Learning Full Video (28:04)


This video offers a range of educational options for reaching career goals, including vocational training, community college, and undergraduate and graduate degrees. The benefits of experiential education, such as internships, are also presented. (28 minutes)


Introduction to Career Planning and Implementation Full

Putting ideas into action is the focus of this overview video, which outlines steps expanded upon in subsequent episodes: making a career decision, creating an action plan, and launching the search for work opportunities. (28 minutes)

Decision-Making Strategies Full Video (28:09)

This video looks at rational-linear and intuitive decision-making techniques. Personal decision-making style is featured, showing how a person’s values, willingness to take risks, and ability to be objective all influence the decision-making process. (28 minutes)


That’s all for this week. I hope you learned something new 🙂