The module focuses on the psychological aspects to be addressed and taken into account to understand the pupils’ personal aptitudes and characteristics, to identify those aspects that must be considered to personalize their education path, motivation to study and the risk factors that can lead to the decision of abandoning school.
The module focuses on the psychological aspects to be addressed and taken into account to understand the pupils’ personal aptitudes and characteristics and identify those aspects that must be considered to personalize their education pathway towards the career and life style that might suit them the best in the future.
The first chapter highlights the importance of understanding pupils during different steps of school and provides teachers and counsellors the tools for effective coaching and counselling, career guidance, prevention of early school leaving. The tools will help teachers and counsellors to analyse and assess individual personal skills, to understand pupils’ interests and aptitudes, to identify and meet pupils needs, to unveil their hidden potentials, to design and implement personalized guidance services.
The second chapter describes different roles of staff professionals and the importance of their collaboration in providing career education and guidance services at school. Activities to be carried out by the staff at the beginning of the school, during the year relevant to the age of pupils are pointed out in the second chapter.
The third chapter highlights the effectiveness of tools to be used by teachers and counsellors in helping pupils to make the right decisions on their further education path. Psychological and assessment questionnaires, interactive wizard tests help counsellors to identify and highlight interests and potentials of their pupils in order to motivate them to stay at school and continue their educational pathway. Qualified counselling based on trust and cooperation promotes pupil’s self- esteem and self- confidence, strengthens motivation to learn and leads to a successful choice of educational path.
The fourth chapter highlights the importance of relationship between school and the world of work in a pupil’s career guidance and future life. School and work integration, collaboration of school staff and entrepreneurs is highly appreciated, needed and important for a pupil’s successful integration into the labour market. Capitalizing on pupils’ skills and attitudes, motivating pupils to continue their studies by giving evidence through real life cases coming from the labour market are fundamental for a successful integration into the world of work.
The fifth chapter covers best practices, experiences and success stories related to career planning, guidance and counselling. Entrepreneurs, employees and successful people share their experience about their education and career pathways. A collection of articles, surveys, video interviews, lectures, career development plans, best practices of teachers and counsellors, psychologists and other specialists, descriptions about successful career planning events, career guidance fairs, successful projects related to career education are presented in this chapter.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2 - Different roles: teachers, counsellors, psychologists
Chapter 3 - School opportunities
Chapter 4 - Work opportunities during and after school
Chapter 5 - Collection of experiences, best practices, and success stories
Comments on this section
In order to post a comment it is compulsory to be logged in.
Posted by Aneta - Lithuania
It provides a lot of useful information that is essential towards pupils’ understanding.
Posted by Beata Višniak-Bakšienė - Lithuania
This section contains specific information that makes it possible to define the classes’ structure, provides future activities and direction.
Posted by L. Barrada - Spain
For the e-learning package, I am sure I will use some of the chapters in the near future. I keep them to use them with my own resources.
Posted by Palumbo Luana - Italy
This section is very important because it gives all the tools to understand the pupils’ needs, the level of their skills, their dreams about a future job. For teachers it is also useful because it offers a series of tests to know and exalt the pupils’ potentialities. Teachers can also inform pupils about the concrete possibilities of working and living abroad.
The contents of the package are undoubtedly very useful, because they permit the deep knowledge of all the possibilities offered by the labour market.
In particular the “Job profiles section offers an exhaustive explanation of how the labour market requests new profiles or is modifying the existing ones., Finally it will be important to improve the section of test so students can start to think about their skills and aptitudes
Posted by I. Jacquard - France
The contents are really interesting and there are a lot of online resources.
Posted by Emanuela Gheorghiu - Romania
The first module Understanding pupils highlights important theoretical psychological aspects which should be considered in order to understand and identify students’ personal aptitudes and characteristics; these aspects are useful when personalizing students’ education pathway towards the most suitable career and life style for them.
The last chapter strikes a balance between theory and practice by providing teachers and counsellors with best practices, experiences and success stories related to career planning, guidance and counselling.