Syllabus For The Subject Educational & Vocational Guidance & Counselling

 EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

ü recognize differences among students

ü identify educational problems of students at different stages

ü administer and interpret different types of tests

ü help students with learning difficulties and social/emotional problems

 

Unit 1 EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

1.1 The Purpose of Educational Guidance

1.2 Factors Contributing to Educational Problems

Ø Self

Ø Home

Ø School

Ø Neighbourhood

Ø Community

1.3 The Educational Guidance Programme

Ø Guidance at Primary School Level

Ø Guidance at Secondary School Level

Ø Guidance at College Level

1.4 Complementary Roles of the Teacher Counsellor and Professional Counsellor

1.5 Promoting Parental Collaboration in Educational Guidance.

 

Unit 2 MANAGING THE GUIDANCE SERVICE

2.1 Setting up of an Educational Cell/Unit

2.2 Monitoring and Evaluation of a Comprehensive Guidance Programme in Educational Settings.

2.3 Networking with Community Agencies.

Unit 3 VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

3.1 The Nature of Vocational Guidance.

3.2 The Need for Vocational Guidance

Ø The Socio-economic and Cultural Context

 

3.3 The Concept of Vocational Development and Factors Contributing to Vocational Development

3.4 Theories of Vocational Development

Ø Donald Super’s Self-actualization

Ø Ginzberg’s Occupational Choice

 

3.5 The Process of Vocational Counselling

3.6 Job Analysis and Job Satisfaction

3.7 Occupational Information

Ø Sources of Occupational Information

Ø Collection of Occupational Information

Ø Classification and Dissemination

 

Unit 4 PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD OF WORK

4.1 Discovering Individual Abilities/Interests

4.2 Studying Occupations and Job Requirements

4.3 Training for Interviews

4.4 Developing a Work Ethic

4.5 Developing Professionalism

4.6 The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

 

Unit 5 MEASUREMENT IN GUIDANCE

5.1 Need for Psychological Tests and Uses of Tests

5.2 Characteristics of a Good Psychological Test

5.3 Different Types of Test

Ø Intelligence Tests and their Interpretation

Ø Achievement and Aptitude Tests

Ø Personality Inventories, Interest Inventories, Projective Techniques

5.4 Testing Procedure, Scoring, Recording, Reporting Test Interpretations in Counselling

5.5 Limitations of Psychological Tests

 

Unit 6 TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS IN GUIDANCE

6.1 Understanding the Individual

6.2 Enabling the Individual to Understand Self

6.3 Case Study and Case Conference

6.4 Cumulative Records

6.5 Anecdotal Record

6.6 Interviews

6.7 Follow-up

Unit 7 HELPING STRATEGIES IN CAREER GUIDANCE

Individual Counselling

7.1 Definition

7.2 Some Systematic Individual Counselling Models

7.3 Broad View of Career Counselling

7.4 Counsellor and Counsellee Internal frame of reference

7.5 Outcomes of Career Counselling

7.6 Decision – Making

 

Group Process

7.7 Rationale , Characteristics of the group, Use of groups

 

Unit 8 COUNSELLING IN SPECIAL AREAS

8.1 Counselling in Industrial Settings

8.2 Medical and Health Counselling

8.3 Counselling in Community Centres (NGOs)

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