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pb272 - Career and study orientation in general education (Complete module description)
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Module label Career and study orientation in general education
Module code pb272
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics Education)
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module
Given the fact that career and study orientation is a comprehensive school assignment, all trainee teachers at general education schools (HS/RS/Gym/SoPäd) must obtain a basic qualification. In the module, students acquire basic competences for career orientation as a basis for teaching methodology sessions.

• analyse the current requirements of career transitions
• reconstruct career and study orientation as an individual process that takes place at the interface between personal motives, social environment and the labour market
• categorise career and study orientation as teaching, school educational and special educational tasks
• deal with the requirements of the different methods of contemporary career and study orientation
• work out teaching, special educational and school educational elements of contemporary career and study orientation.
Module contents
Principles of career and study orientation (3 ECTS)
• Educational skills and study aptitude (approaches for a definition)
• Current requirements for career choice decisions
• Continuity alternatives for after secondary levels I and II

• Development of career representations for children and adolescents
• Motives and factors influencing career choice
• Various approaches of career choice theories

• Principles of career and work environments: Career, work, career aptitude; Meaning of career aptitude, characteristics of educational pathways
• Employment requirements for adolescents
• Shaping the transition: Career and education market; Influence of the regional economy

• Preconditions for career orientation in schools
• Career orientation as a comprehensive school task: Involvement of all school subjects and engagement of external partners: subject-specific, educational and organisational requirements
• Learning content and objectives of central measures aimed at supporting career and study orientation in the school system

School concepts and measures for career and study orientation (3 ECTS)
• Career and study orientation as a comprehensive school task: Intramural and extramural partners
• The potential of collaboration: Potential of contacts in the field to ensure career options are represented realistically
• Linking career and study orientation to methodical, large-scale measures, e.g. student work placements

• Procedures and tools for career orientation diagnostics
• Conditions for the successful implementation of competence screening procedures
• Counselling competences of teachers
• Implementation and handling of portfolios in career orientation

• Concept creation for career and study orientation in schools: Content, objectives and design, elements
• Career and study orientation and inclusion
• Career and study orientation as a cross-curricular and educational task
• Quality characteristics of career and study orientation in schools
Reader's advisory
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency halbjährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel PB (Professionalisierungsbereich / Professionalization)
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program 2 SE mit Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
The form of research for conducting the module research will be determined and documented in the regular student session at the start of the semester. This will be explained to the students at the start of the courses.
Course type Seminar
SWS 4.00
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h