Title GOOD GUIDANCE STORIES - Case studies as an innovative cross-cultural training material for guidance practitioners - GUIDE!
Project Number 518378-LLP-1-DE-1-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Innovationsentwicklung
Country EU-Zentralisierte Projekte
Marketing Text Was macht einen Beratungsprozess aus Sicht von Beratenden erfolgreich und welches sind Fähigkeiten und Kompetenzen, die für einen erfolgreichen Beratungsprozess entwickelt werden müssen?” Antworten auf diese Fragen zu finden, ist das Ziel des Projekts GOOD GUIDANCE STORIES, welches im Dezember 2011 begonnen hat und im November 2013 endet. Das Projektziel ist es, die Diskussion um die Professionalisierung in der Bildungsberatung zu bereichern. Dies soll aus der Perspektive der Beraterinnen und Berater erfolgen durch (1)die Identifikation der benötigen Fähigkeiten und Kompetenzen und (2)die Entwicklung von Lehr- und Lernmaterial, welches von Berater/innen aus ganz Europa in unterschiedlichen Lernsituationen und Settings genutzt werden kann.
Educational & vocational guidance is becoming more and more an important element of lifelong learning. Individuals have to handle multiple transitions, e.g. from school into training or employment and with a lot of insecurities like unemployment & precarious employment. In these situations guidance plays a decisive role in the major decisions that individuals have to take throughout their lives. The current training provision in Europe, however, is still very diverse. Training for guidance practitioners may be mandatory or optional or from short uncertified courses to master’s degrees. A similar picture emerges if one focuses on teaching methods and course contents.
However adequately trained career guidance practitioners are a prerequisite for making high quality guidance service provision a reality for every European citizen. The challenge is therefore to identify and to develop the skills which are needed from guidance practitioners to handle a target group with a great distance from the labour market. Therefore training methods are needed which can be adopted to the different guidance practitioner roles and cultural/national settings.
Our interest in the planned project is to answering the following question: “What makes a guidance process successful from a guidance practitioner perspective and what are the skills which have to be developed and/or strengthened for answering these needs?” Our aim is to enrich the debate on continuous professional development of guidance practitioners - from a guidance practitioner’s perspective through (1) the identification of needed skills and (2) through the development of teaching material which is useful for guidance practitioners in different roles and settings across Europe.
The most important outcomes are: A recommendation handbook (targeting policy makers & professionals in the field of VET for guidance practitioners) - a methodological guideline (teaching material) - 6 case studies (teaching material)
With the increasing importance of flexible labour markets and the need of individuals to prepare themselves to changes; educational and career guidance is becoming more and more an important element of lifelong learning. There is a clear consensus in Europe that high quality guidance and counselling is a key component and helps to bring more people into jobs and trainings and thus, ultimately supports economic and social well-being. With the focus on the guidance practitioners it means that adequately trained career guidance practitioners are a prerequisite for making high quality guidance service provision a reality for every European citizen.
The CEDEFOP defines a clear need in Europe for training for guidance practitioners. But despite on-going efforts from CEDEFOP with its leading institutional role in lifelong guidance, the current training provision in Europe is still very diverse. Training may be mandatory or optional, systematic or ad hoc, and at any level from short uncertified courses to master’s degrees. Furthermore the working setting like the education sector, the public employment sector or other specialised organisations are differing from each other and other professionals also play a significant role in helping individuals with their career plans and choices, e.g. social workers. A similar picture emerges if one focuses on teaching methods and course contents for guidance practitioners.
This diverse picture is also visible within our partnership consisting of 8 partners in 7 countries. Six partners are working with people with a great distance from the labour market, with the aim to support them, to train them, to bring them into job and also to offer a post-placement care. The counselling settings and approaches of doing that are differing within the partnership. The partners are involved with the following services:
(P2) Budapest Chance : Mentoring service, job seeking counselling and educational & voactional guidance with a special attention to Roma citizens
(P3) CIOFS-FP: Guidance aimed at supporting training pathways, job tutoring, job insertion support.
(P4) DEP : Dublin Inner City Local Employment Service
(P5) Documenta: Empowerment of immigrant women
(P6) Gsub-Projektegesellschaft mbH: Career counselling and Lifelong Learning counselling in different public funded programmes with the aim to bring people into work and to support them during the employment
(P7) LAFOS: Tampere Employment Service Unit provides services for jobseekers with difficulty to enter into open labour markets. The services include counselling and guidance services as well as more concrete training and wage subsidised jobs.
Beside these obvious differences, there is an important common ground which is the basis for working on the projects issue: Guidance of good quality can only be provided by appropriately educated specialists.
The problem and at the same time the challenge of all partners within the partnership is to identify and to develop the skills which are needed from guidance practitioners to handle with a target group with a great distance from the labour market.
Therefore training methods are needed which can be adopted to the different guidance practitioner roles.
WE believe that this is a work which can be perfectly done through our partnership, as we are the experts in the field of guidance with people with a great distance from the labour market. In our organisations are guidance practitioners in different settings employed and they know what skills they need. So our aim is to support the debate on continuous professional development of guidance practitioners - from a guidance practitioners perspective through the identification of needed skills and through the development of teaching material in form of case studies which useful for guidance practitioners in different roles and settings.
Nutzung und Verbreitung von Ergebnissen
Berufsorientierung und -beratung
Erbringung von Sonstigen Wirtschaftlichen Dienstleistungen
Erziehung und Unterricht
Exterritoriale Organisationen und Körperschaften
Information und Kommunikation
Product information The most important outcomes are: A recommendation handbook (targeting policy makers & professionals in the field of VET for guidance practitioners) - a methodological guideline (teaching material) - 6 case studies (teaching material)