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1 Initial Training and In-service training of career teachers and students advisors in secondary education, example of the federal province of Styria, Austria Sabine FRITZ University of Teacher Education Styria

2 Who am I? Teacher at University of Teacher Education Styria Teacher at University of Teacher Education Styria Worked as a teacher for 24 years in secondary education (10-14 year olds) Worked as a teacher for 24 years in secondary education (10-14 year olds) Responsibilites: Responsibilites: Initial training – In-service training :  career advice - job orientation  prevention of violence – encouraging non violent behaviour– children with special needs (behaviour)  training in social competences (soft skills)  polytecnical schools  Initiating environmental studies/projects– sustainibility at school

3 Topics  Profile of career teachers and student advisors  survey of needs for initial training and in-service training  Current topics / successful offers  Networking, partners cooperating in career guidance  Comparison of national strategies

4 In principle, career guidance in Austrian schools is organised according to a three- level model: career education lessons are provided by career teachers (providing curriculum delivery – working with the whole class – “teaching”) career education lessons are provided by career teachers (providing curriculum delivery – working with the whole class – “teaching”) individual advice is provided by student advisors (individual attention to students); and both of these are supplemented by individual advice is provided by student advisors (individual attention to students); and both of these are supplemented by a School Psychology Service that can offer specialised assistance. The service is supplemented by classroom teachers and a wide range of other individuals and agencies outside the school context. a School Psychology Service that can offer specialised assistance. The service is supplemented by classroom teachers and a wide range of other individuals and agencies outside the school context.

5 Quantities: approx. 150 school psychologists in Austria, not all full-time, compared to around 2,370 student advisers (one at each school...) 150 school psychologists in Austria, not all full-time, compared to around 2,370 student advisers (one at each school...)

6 Responsibilities Career teachers Work with all the pupils in one classroom Work with all the pupils in one classroom one lesson a week one lesson a week (13 - and 14 year -olds) Specific topics: personality development, the world of work, various professsions... Specific topics: personality development, the world of work, various professsions... Work together with job experts Work together with job experts Organise internship, job shadowing, trainings Organise internship, job shadowing, trainings for students Student advisors Counselling: Work individually with students, parents, teachers... No lessons but office hours Giving advice on:  Career planning  Learning difficulties  Behavioural and related problems Networks

7 Student advisors - Professional care/support Initial training for school advisors: 4-5 semesters (min 12 ECTS) at Universities of Education in the form of continuous training of teachers Initial training for school advisors: 4-5 semesters (min 12 ECTS) at Universities of Education in the form of continuous training of teachers In - service training and update of knowledge: organised by a coordinating team on regional level (1- 3 times a year) In - service training and update of knowledge: organised by a coordinating team on regional level (1- 3 times a year) Supported by the School Psychology Service Supported by the School Psychology Service Psychology Service: supports teachers when specific questions/problems occur in their job as well as offer co-operation in the planning of their further training on regional level. Psychology Service: supports teachers when specific questions/problems occur in their job as well as offer co-operation in the planning of their further training on regional level.

8 Students advisors Initial Training: Contents Initial Training: Contents Counselling techniques:  Career management  Dealing with challenging behaviour  Learning difficulties Information on individual career possibilities, management World of work – labour market Developing career management skills Cooperation and Coordination

9 Students advisors – In-service training...some examples...some examples Counselling – Job Coaching Counselling – Job Coaching Professional development of teachers... Professional development of teachers... Training on the job – Applying for a job Training on the job – Applying for a job Partners in Careerguidance (Universities, Colleges, companies, potential employers...) Partners in Careerguidance (Universities, Colleges, companies, potential employers...) Cooperation with parents Cooperation with parents Dealing with behaviour Dealing with behaviour Intervision - Avoiding „Burn – out“ Intervision - Avoiding „Burn – out“ World of work – labour market World of work – labour market Learning strategies Learning strategies Intervention in case of crisis Intervention in case of crisis

10 Career teachers – Professional care/support Initial Training for career teachers: 4-6 semesters (12 – 20 ECTS) at Universities of Education in the form of continuous training of teachers Initial Training for career teachers: 4-6 semesters (12 – 20 ECTS) at Universities of Education in the form of continuous training of teachers Further training and update of knowledge: organised by the university of teacher education - generally offered several times a year Further training and update of knowledge: organised by the university of teacher education - generally offered several times a year

11 Career teachers - Initial TrainingContents:… Teaching/methods of career councelling Teaching/methods of career councelling Everything you should know about the world of work - the labour market Everything you should know about the world of work - the labour market Competence training Competence training Working with experts of the labour market Working with experts of the labour market Partners in job orientation Partners in job orientation Training on the job Training on the job Cooperation with parents... Cooperation with parents...

12 Career teachers - In-service training Contents:… new developments in teaching new developments in teaching Gender/diversity management Gender/diversity management Experts in the world of work Experts in the world of work Transition – from school to work Transition – from school to work Partners in job orientation Partners in job orientation World of work – labour market World of work – labour market


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