At the end of September, around 170 teachers at the University of Freiburg took part in the second of four specialist conferences on career and study orientation for grammar school teachers organised as part of the OLGA project.
In the course level of the Gymnasium - with the Abitur in mind - vocational and study orientation for pupils gains new importance. The 2016 Education Plan anchored this topic more intensively at the Gymnasium through the introduction of the guiding perspective "Vocational Orientation" and the subject "Business / Vocational and Study Orientation", which was established for the lower secondary level.
In order to continue the skills acquired in SEK I, the state government, together with the Baden-Württemberg Regional Directorate of the Federal Employment Agency, has developed a guide for vocational and study orientation for grammar schools.
At the all-day conference on 28th September, which was planned by the Centre for Media Learning (ZML) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Freiburg Regional Council and the working group Gymnasium - Wirtschaft - Hochschule (grammar school - economy - university), the focus was on the concrete implementation of the guidelines.
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome (Prof. Juliane Besters-Dilger, Vice Rector for Studies and Teaching at the University of Freiburg)|
|9:45am||Presentation of the new administrative regulation and relevant projects|
|11:45 a.m.||Keynote lecture with discussion: Factors influencing decision-making processes in vocational orientation for young people (Christiane Westhauser, University of Ulm)|
|12:00 noon||Lunch break with snack|
|1:00 p.m.||Introduction: Modules, dimensions of vocational orientation according to the education plan (Dr. Gerfried Kübler, Regierungspräsidium Freiburg)|
|1:45 p.m.||Session 1 with in-depth forums|
|2:45 p.m.||Coffee break|
|3:45 p.m.||Session II with in-depth forums 1 to 6|
|5:00 p.m.||End of the event|
Further helpful links to the Freiburg symposium:
- Contact persons, quality framework and catalogue of offers for vocational and study orientation at the general secondary school on the website of the Regierungspräsidium Freiburg
- Presentation from the advanced study forum 3 'Guided research' from 28.09.17: Learning to research - different approaches and good research sources
- Material from Deepening Forum 3 of 28.09.17: Presentation for teachers for use in class
Conferences within the OLGA project
The symposium in Freiburg was one of four conferences held in cooperation with the four regional councils of Baden-Württemberg - Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Stuttgart and Tübingen. In addition to professional inputs, general conditions and the practice-oriented exchange on the topic of career and study orientation in Sek II, the needs of teachers with regard to extended career orientation competence were surveyed. The results of these participant surveys will be incorporated into the development of an online course on study orientation for teachers of secondary level II at grammar schools (OLGA), which will be developed in the course of the coming year. The OLGA project is also a component of the "Education Chains" initiative.