Gleanings: Tübingen Symposium on Career and Study Orientation in SEK II on 9 October 2017
On 9 October, the fourth of four specialist conferences on vocational and study orientation for grammar school teachers took place at the Theologicum of the University of Tübingen as part of the OLGA project with over 60 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 SEK 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 9th October, which was planned by the Centre for Media Learning (ZML) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Regional Council in Tübingen and the working groups of grammar school - industry - university, focused on the concrete implementation of the topic of career and study orientation, in particular in SEK II with the help of the guidelines.
|10:15 a.m.||Keynote Lecture I: High school vocational and academic orientation facing new challenges (Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schröder, Institute for Economic Education, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)|
|11:45 a.m.||coffee break|
|12:00 noon||Presentation of the administrative regulation and relevant projects|
|1:00 p.m.||Lunch break with snack|
|2:00 p.m.||Keynote lecture II: Vocational and academic orientation in the 2016 education plan (Dr. Stephan Podes, Regional Council Tübingen)|
|2:30 p.m.||Workshops, 1st round|
|15:30||Workshops, 2nd round|
|4:30 p.m.||End of the event|
Conferences within the OLGA project
The symposium in Tübingen was one of four and also the concluding event in a series of 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.