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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
1. Step 1
Take an inventory of the different activities proposed by the different actors, while considering both past activities as well as new ones.
That can be done from a brainstorming during which the actors will be solicited until the different fields of expertise are filled in.
The activities organized at school must cover 3 fields of knowledge:
  • A better self-awareness to help the youth choose a path that corresponds to:
    • His tastes: what he likes and dislikes.
    • His values: his notions of good and bad, success and failure.
    • His abilities, the skills he developed at school and in his personal life: what he can do, what he’s good at.
  • A better knowledge of the possible trainings:
    • Contents: what is taught
    • Place: where? What kinds of buildings? What sizes of rooms?
    • Costs: is the training affordable? If not, can a financial support be a possible solution ?
    • Post-secondary studies: is it possible to pursue further academic studies?
    • Job opportunities: is it possible to find a job quickly? What is the ratio of trainees to job? Is it easy to evolve?
  • A better knowledge of jobs and professional, social and cultural environment:
    • What activities correspond to the considered jobs?
    • What are the hierarchical relationships?
    • What situation can be encountered?
    • What are the salaries?
    • What are the constraints? Are they easy to accept?
These fields of knowledge must be approached from different activities:
  • Documentary base : research in magazines and books, digital research (websites, videos, social networks)
  • Experiential: soaking time within trainings, internships to discover the jobs
  • Evaluation approach: tests to have a better understanding and knowledge of different subjects, analysis of the results
  • Relational dimension: promote interactions with: supervising staff at school, representatives of the job market, between peers.
Online Resources
  • Students as actors of their own lifeThis article explains how a French school succeeded in making the students the actors of their own life and decisions by organizing activities (schooling support, English conversation,...)

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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.