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This module focuses on how experts (teachers, school directors, parents, anyone involved in the orientation choices) should help students to find out what they want to do and offer them a variety of choices when it comes to guidance and counselling, and also make students realize they are the actors of their own life.

Guidance, Counselling and Support Services

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Chapter 3 - Organize activities in the school
3. Step 3
Families and former students could be called upon concerning external contribution:
  • Former students could offer testimonies on their studies, on how they entered the job market. These testimonies will have a greater impact because the students will easily identify themselves to the former students. The alumni can also be a great help in terms of youth reception within the firms.
  • Families are often very different from one another and they can represent many different jobs. They can also bring their colleagues or boss. They are a great resource for internships. If a parent accept to welcome a student, it is logical that his own child should be welcomed somewhere else.
School directors have a very important role: they make available documentary and digital materials, they develop agreements with firms, they could connect together providers, service and technical staff of the school to offer the students a better understanding of the jobs, they could organize a tour of the different schools at the local level or even further.
The teachers will be able to point out the links between the proposed activities and their teaching, help the students in their research, write questions to ask to the different speakers.
Online Resources
  • Parent-Teacher conferencesThis page shows the importance of Parent-Teacher conferences. Parents need to be involved in their children’s education and choices of career. It is also a way to create a link between parents, children and school staff (teachers, school counsellors or school directors).
  • How to support students in choosing their educational pathThis article shows how students and parents are informed on the choices of available studies. This school organized a conference to inform their students and answer their questions. These students from middle school were informed about the possibility to choose a vocational path.
  • A testimony of a former studentThis link offers a testimony of a former student of a vocational school. He explains what he studied and how it allowed him to find a job.

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Date: 2016.09.13

Posted by Sigita - Lithuania

The strongest points of the E- learning package is the online accessibility of numerous resources for teachers and counsellors on how to understand pupils, how to deal with pupils at risk of early school leaving, how to motivate them to continue their studies at school.

Date: 2016.08.03

Posted by A. Navarro - Spain

The E-learning package section is an interesting source of information to include in my school counseling material. It enriches it.

Date: 2016.07.07

Posted by Elizabeth David - France

All modules are interesting and present new approaches. I particularly liked module 6 with the chapter about generation Z. And I like the idea that students are the masters of the choices they make.

Date: 2016.07.07

Posted by Didier Cahour - France

This module talks about ideas that already existed but that have never been set up.

Date: 2016.07.06

Posted by Andreea Ionel - Romania

The six training modules provide teachers and counsellors with the necessary skills which can enable them to guide students in their professional career. The modules display a wide diversity of online materials ranging from personal opinions on blogs, scientific articles, e-books, surveys, lectures, interviews or in/formational, explanatory, factual, and demonstrative video clips.

Date: 2016.07.06

Posted by Anabella Enachi - Romania

This module focuses on how teachers, school directors, counsellors, tutors or parents should help students by empowering them to discover themselves and identify the best ways to achieve their potential in life.
The module provides teachers and counsellors with theoretical and practical information on school guidance and counselling on career orientation starting from the basic definition of school guidance, its main actors, its role in students’ life as well as hands-on activities teachers and counsellors can use to help students with their career orientation and solutions to motivate students to stay at school. The module gives teachers and counsellors plenty of best practices, experiences and success stories to consider and follow.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.