At the beginning of October, the third of four specialist conferences on career and study orientation for grammar school teachers took place at the University of Stuttgart as part of the OLGA project with around 90 participants.
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 Section I, the state government, together with the Baden-Württemberg regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency, has developed a guide to vocational and study orientation at the course level for grammar schools.
The all-day symposium on 5th October, which was planned by the Centre for Media Learning (ZML) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Regional Council Stuttgart and the working groups grammar school - economy - university, focused on the concrete implementation of the guidelines.
|9:30am||Welcome and introduction|
|10:30 a.m.||Keynote lecture 1: Career and study orientation in the 2016 education plan (Christina Schleuer, Regional Council Stuttgart)|
|11:15 a.m.||Coffee break|
|11:30 a.m.||Keynote lecture 2: The Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) of the University of Stuttgart - Our offers for study orientation (Reiner Laue, ZSB/University of Stuttgart)|
|12:15||Keynote lecture 3: Vocational guidance services offered by the Federal Employment Agency and cooperation in tandem with schools (Claudia Prusik, Regional Directorate Baden-Württemberg of the Federal Employment Agency)|
|1:00 p.m.||Lunch break with snack|
|2:00 p.m.||Forums with collegial exchange|
|3:00 p.m.||2nd round of forums 1-3 with collegial exchange|
|4:00 p.m.||End of the event|
Conferences within the OLGA project
The symposium in Stuttgart was one of four symposia 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.