Occupational information can be effectively disseminated to students through group as well as individual techniques. 5.5.1 Group Techniques: In school much of the information on career in general is disseminated through group activities. Group techniques are used in guidance to help the normal individuals to understand themselves, acquire information and learn to analyse problems in order to make realistic educational and vocational choices. Following are some of the group techniques of dissemination of occupational information. Career Talk: It is a popular technique of dissemination of career information. As per students needs professionals, school alumni can be invited to deliver career talk in regular classroom. The topic of the career talk should be carefully decided keeping in view the age group, interest and educational level. Generally a career talk contains the following- 10. Introduction about the occupation 11. General and specific nature of work 12. Work conditions 13. Earnings 14. Qualifications required[age,education,skills/aptitude] 15. Methods of entering the job 16. Advancement/Promotions 17. Employment outlook 18. Sources of Further information Group Discussion: In group discussion the group of members share information collected by each one of them and gain insight about a particular occupation. The group discussion should start with prior information to the group about the occupation to be
344 discussed, initiative by group leader, interaction among students [groups] and reflection of discussion. Field Trips: Field trips provide a pragmatic, interesting, enjoyable and extremely useful method of learning and imparting occupational information (Joneja, 1997).The students get relevant information about different occupation by visiting industries and offices. While selecting the industry/organization/place the objective/purpose must be taken into account. Such places may be selected where ex students are working, because they will be able to provide more information and help in making the tour/trip effective. It requires a lot of planning and preparation. After the trip group wise presentation needs to be organized. Career Exhibition : It is one of the important techniques of disseminating occupational information. A great variety of career information materials are available from various sources. Exhibition of career information materials may be arranged by the teacher/counselor in the school library, guidance room, hall, and corridor or in classroom or at any other place where alls students can see them. School Assemblies: School assemblies being a regular feature of secondary and senior secondary schools, can provide opportunities for effective dissemination of occupational information which may be of interest to most of the school students.
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- Fall '19
- Vocational education, Further Education, Vocational guidance, Group Guidance