Database with Methods for Vocational Guidance


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Presentations from International Conference "Motivation for development", Sofia, 10-12 Oct. 2012, organised by Euroguidance and Europass Bulgarian and Foundation Business for education. / Презентации от Международната конференция "Мотивация за развитие", София, 10-12 Окт. 2012, организирана от Еврогайдънс и Европас България, и Фондация на бизнеса за образование.

Andrea Poshalko speaks about a new database with methods for vocational guidance - NAVIGUIDE.

Андреа Пошалко говори за нова база данни с методи за професионално ориентиране - NAVIGUIDE.

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Database with Methods for Vocational Guidance

  1. 1. NAVIGUIDEInternational Methods Database for Vocational Orientation in Group Settings Andrea Poschalko 12th of October 2012
  2. 2. A few words about abif …• abif – analysis, consulting and interdisciplinary research• Since 1999 We create knowledge to make an impact.• Applied Research• Evaluations• Workshops• Conferences• Practical handbooks• Career Information 2
  3. 3. A few words about abif … Labour Market World of Work Further Education• Vocational guidance • Working conditions • Needs• Employment • Health • Quality opportunities • Rehabilitation • Lifelong Learning• Career & • Discrimination qualification • Diversity requirements 3
  4. 4. NAVIGUIDETransfer of Innovation Project within the Leonardo da Vinci Programme (EU)Duration: 2011-2013Aims: Establish a guidance methods database as a common knowledge base for European career counselors Increase of quality & effectiveness in vocational counselingBeneficiaries:• Vocational counselors 4
  5. 5. NAVIGUIDE countries and partners 5
  6. 6. NAVIGUIDE goals and activities 6
  7. 7. NAVIGUIDE workshop objectives 7
  8. 8. NAVIGUIDE methods 8
  9. 9. NAVIGUIDE products• database 100 adapted 100 adapted• handbook Austrian & French Austrian & French• CD-rom methods methods• Country reports and synthesis report on the situation of vocational guidance in Austria, France, Ireland, Croatia, Turkey, Poland• 4 more reports: 1. evaluation of valorisation + dissemination activities 2. needs analysis 3. partnership evaluation 4. ex-post evaluationLanguages: 9
  10. 10. NAVIGUIDE database• Search for keywords and other criteria• Description, documents and handouts• commentary and rating function 10
  11. 11. NAVIGUIDE Handbook Structure of method description •Theoretical Background •Social Form •Objective •Source •Description •Preparation/Material •Notes •Target Group •Duration 11
  12. 12. NAVIGUIDE method exampleMr. President is looking for a bodyguardDescription:This exercise should encourage participants to give thought to the fact that careers require certain qualifications and aptitudes.The two careers of a bodyguard and a model are used to get started with the subject.The participants are asked to think about the qualities a bodyguard or a model need for their jobs.As a first step, four groups are formed. There is a choice of 4 roles:• President looking for a bodyguard• Bodyguard looking for a job• Model agency looking for a model for a cover picture• Model looking for a good contractThe participants are asked to develop requirement and aptitude profiles using handouts:The task starts with drawing a figure on a poster. The participants then add qualities needed for the job.Afterwards the results are presented to the whole group.It can be discussed to what extent the requirement profile corresponds to the aptitude profile.Goal: Dealing with the subject of requirements of and aptitude for a career.Main topic: Vocational information, information management, labour market orientationKind of Excercise: Small group work, whole group workTarget Groups: Youths, young adults and young migrants facing career and educational choicesDuration: 45 min 12
  13. 13. NAVIGUIDE method example 13
  14. 14. Thank you for attention! 14