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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 1 - Introduction
2. Orientation Education in the European Union
Orientation education clearly has a European dimension. The European Union acknowledges the role of school education regarding the question of orientation and guidance. Indeed, the youths of today are the working people of tomorrow and as so, they need to be accompanied and guided in their choices.
Giving a European dimension to orientation education is for example thinking about the jobs of tomorrow in a European perspective: working in Europe (language and cultural skills), why does a firm relocate abroad? What is the place of crafts, small firms…? What is the role of new technologies when it comes to relocation?
The idea is also to promote and develop internships at the European level: students should be offered the opportunity to work abroad.
Online Resources
  • School guidance throughout EuropeThis page explains how school guidance works throughout Europe. It is divided in three categories: national guidance systems, networks and institutions and good practices.
  • International Volunteer ProgramThis website explains the aims of VIE (International Volunteer Program). This program offers young people a way to work abroad. This is a great experience, offered to young people from 18 to 28 years old, and should be encouraged.
  • Guidance and Counselling in Higher EducationThis documents offers country reports, analysis of data, explanation of the role of counsellors, the available trends in Europe, and offers an innovative vision : “towards a European Charter for guidance and counselling in Higher Education”.

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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.