Presentation on theme: "Initial Training and In-service training of career teachers and students advisors in secondary education, example of the federal province of Styria,"— Presentation transcript:
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 Worked as a teacher for 24 years in secondary education (10-14 year olds)Responsibilites:Initial training – In-service training :career advice - job orientationprevention of violence – encouraging non violent behaviour– children with special needs (behaviour)training in social competences (soft skills)polytecnical schoolsInitiating environmental studies/projects– sustainibility at school
3 Topics Profile of career teachers and student advisors survey of needs for initial training and in-service trainingCurrent topics / successful offersNetworking, partners cooperating in career guidanceComparison 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”)individual advice is provided by student advisors (individual attention to students); and both of these are supplemented bya 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 ...)
6 Responsibilities Career teachers Student advisors Counselling: Work with all the pupils in one classroomone lesson a week(13 - and 14 year -olds)Specific topics: personality development, the world of work, various professsions...Work together with job expertsOrganise internship, job shadowing, trainingsfor studentsStudent advisorsCounselling:Work individually withstudents, parents,teachers...No lessons but office hoursGiving advice on:Career planningLearning difficultiesBehavioural and related problemsNetworks
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 teachersIn - service training and update of knowledge: organised by a coordinating team on regional level (1- 3 times a year)Supported by the School Psychology ServicePsychology 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 Counselling techniques: Career managementDealing with challenging behaviourLearning difficultiesInformation on individual career possibilities, managementWorld of work – labour marketDeveloping career management skillsCooperation and Coordination
9 Students advisors – In-service training ...some examplesCounselling – Job CoachingProfessional development of teachers...Training on the job – Applying for a jobPartners in Careerguidance (Universities, Colleges, companies, potential employers...)Cooperation with parentsDealing with behaviourIntervision - Avoiding „Burn – out“World of work – labour marketLearning strategiesIntervention 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 teachersFurther training and update of knowledge: organised by the university of teacher education - generally offered several times a year
11 Career teachers - Initial Training Contents:…Teaching/methods of career councellingEverything you should know about the world of work - the labour marketCompetence trainingWorking with experts of the labour marketPartners in job orientationTraining on the jobCooperation with parents...
12 Career teachers - In-service training Contents:…new developments in teachingGender/diversity managementExperts in the world of workTransition – from school to workPartners in job orientationWorld of work – labour market