Courses start on:

23 July 2021

Split, Croatia

10 October 2021

Larissa, Greece

24 July 2022

Split, Croatia

Each course session is available with 7 days and 2 weeks programme option

Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request

PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION IN EDUCATION - COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who are interested in professional orientation in educational context. The course will focus on competence framework and engaging innovative techniques for professional orientation. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. Key method used, developed by British actress and teacher, Dorothy Heathcote, puts the participants into the role of experts working for an enterprise. Participants will learn about the competence based approach to education through workshops, simulations and action learning.

 

Objectives

  • Understanding of role and opportunities for professional orientation at all levels of education.

  • Improving the participants’ entrepreneurship competences.

  • Understanding how professional orientation can be incorporated into lessons and school curriculum.

  • Understanding competence based approach to education and its significance in professional orientation.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Learning The Mantle of The Expert technique and how it could be used to integrate professional orientation in educational context.

  • Enhancing understanding of the potential simulations and role play have for integrating professional orientation into education on all levels.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of professional orientation in education in different school settings (arts and crafts, science, language, citizenship, computer science, management, etc.) to be used with pupils as well as with staff.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of integration and models of professional orientation from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people dealing with professional orientation in education in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

 

 

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to publish a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be available on the virtual collaboration platform. It will be used during the first meeting, but it will also be available online to the other participants so that they can have a preliminary knowledge of the group they are going to be part of. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

 

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Since they will all join the virtual collaboration platform they will be able to further discuss and deepen the understanding of the themes of this course and therefore keep on learning. Moreover, they will be encouraged to share materials showing how they are using what they have learned in their everyday work in terms of ideas, photos, videos, lesson plans, assessment and self-assessment forms, etc. creating an open educational resource available to everyone else from the group. Thanks to the virtual collaboration platform they will all be networked which will provide greater opportunities to develop future partnerships and projects. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

 

Certificate

 

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.

 

Paperwork

We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and regsitration letter.

Draft Programme

2 weeks programme (40 hours) 800 € + VAT if applicable

7 day programme (28 hours) 560 € + VAT if applicable

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Overview and analysis of professional orientation models in education of EU countries

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

   Day 4

Dorothy Heathcote's Mantel of The Expert technique (part 1/2)

  Day 5

Dorothy Heathcote's Mantel of The Expert technique (part 1/2)

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in projects oriented on professional orientation, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Overview and analysis of professional orientation models in education of EU countries

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

   Day 4

Dorothy Heathcote's Mantel of The Expert technique (part 1/2)

  Day 5

Dorothy Heathcote's Mantel of The Expert technique (part 1/2)

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in projects oriented on professional orientation, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Whole day cultural trip (optional at additional cost)

  Day 8

Free Day

   Day 9

Competence based approach  to professional orientation

   Day 10

Practical workshop on development of entrepreneurship competences

   Day 11

Creating a personal free website portfolio as a tool for reflection on professional orientation

   Day 12

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

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