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:
1Initial 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
2Who 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
3Topics 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
4In 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.
5Quantities: approx.150 school psychologists in Austria, not all full-time, compared to around 2,370 student advisers (one at each school ...)
6Responsibilities 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
7Student 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.
8Students 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
9Students 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
10Career 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
11Career 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...
12Career 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