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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
4. Step 4
Think about individual coaching activities that will allow to:
  • Outline de students plan.
  • Once the student has chosen the studies or the jobs that may interest him, it is necessary to help and guide him in a deepening. The idea is to question and support him to find more precise information on the reality of jobs and on the abilities and skills needed.
    It is also a question of pointing out the available jobs in a specific sector.
    For the studies, it is necessary to get the students’ attention on:
    • The subjects that will be taught, the required level and the work atmosphere ( collaborative or competitive)
    • The different possible paths to reach the required level of the desired career. Does a student need to do a Master in a general branch and then continue with a technical training or is it better to start with a technical training that will, step by step, lead him to the same required level but in a larger time period?
  • Answer to any need of support.
  • If the student is sure about his career choice but is a bit weak in terms of academic success and grades, a different evaluation needs to be created; an evaluation that will make a difference between the required skills at the end of the trainings and what a student can do at the present time.
    It is also a question of methodology: indeed, the methodology can be either a help or a disadvantage. The methods of one cycle vary from another, especially when enrolling in higher education and some branches have their own specific methods.
    For this question of methodology, it may be interesting to ask teachers of higher education to come during conferences or meetings with students.
  • Consider a new career plan according to the students’ values, tastes and skills.
  • If the youth has chosen a branch that is out of phase with his values and abilities, it is better to guide him, make him realize by himself what he can do and offer him internships rather than just telling him in a firm manner that he cannot choose this branch.
    Then, the student needs to be guided into the creation of a new project, showing him other jobs, better related to his own values.
    It is really important to show the youth that even if a hierarchy between jobs and salaries exists, there is no hierarchy between the individuals. We live in a democratic society in which every citizen has the same values but with different resources, everyone is useful and important and “workplace” is not a synonym of “life”. Someone can have difficulties at school but at the same time can have great human qualities.
Online Resources
  • A carrer planThis website gives advice on how determining what you want and can do.
  • Organising a career planThis website offers a checklist of activities to do when you are thinking about a career plan.

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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.