Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning

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.

The morning of the conference with information and presentations on the impulse lectures and introductions.

Information and presentations on the afternoon workshops.

Contact persons at ZML
Michaela Koehl
Phone: +49 721 608-48202
e-mail: michaela.koehl∂

Carolin Henken
Phone: +49 721 608-48204
E-mail: carolin.henken∂


10:00 a.m.Welcome
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 break
12:00 noonPresentation of the administrative regulation and relevant projects

  • Presentation of the BESTOR project (Volker Oechsle, Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg)

  • Presentation of the OLGA project and results of the initial survey (ZML)

  • Presentation of the administrative regulation for the implementation of the guide in SEK II (Jan Wohlgemuth, Ministry of Culture)
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

  • Workshop 1: Study Information Day/ Module 3 (Jürgen Straub, AK Gymnasium - Wirtschaft - Hochschule; Hanna Rindfleisch, ZSB University Tübingen)

  • Workshop 2: Skills - Interests - Values - Goals / Module 4 (Dr. Stephan Podes, RP Tübingen; Christiane Westhauser, University of Ulm)

  • Workshop 3: External Consulting & Information/ Module 7 (Dr. Ansgar Frenken, AK Gymnasium - Wirtschaft - Hochschule; Karl Kern, Agentur für Arbeit Biberach)

  • Workshop 4: Implementation of the guideline - school concepts (Kai Metzger, AK Gymnasium - Wirtschaft - Hochschule)
15:30Workshops, 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.

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