Electronic tools for vocational guidance and counseling

Electronic tools for vocational guidance and counseling

The extraordinary development of information and communication technologies (ICT) has become apparent in all spheres of education. This is also a fact where vocational counsel-ling is concerned. However, initiatives aimed at supporting the task of the vocational counselor in a secondary school are v...

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Journal Title: Electronic Journal Of Research in Educational Psychology
First author: Jesús Sanz Esbrí
Other Authors: José Manuel Gil Beltrán;
Andrés Marzal Varó
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Language: English
Spanish
Get full text: http://ojs.ual.es/ojs/index.php/EJREP/article/view/1226
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Electronic Journal Of Research in Educational Psychology; Vol 5, No 11 (Year 2007).
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Publisher: Universidad de Almería
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Categories: Health Sciences, Social Sciences/Humanities --> Psychology, Educational
Abstract: The extraordinary development of information and communication technologies (ICT) has become apparent in all spheres of education. This is also a fact where vocational counsel-ling is concerned. However, initiatives aimed at supporting the task of the vocational counselor in a secondary school are very few. Potential opportunities offered by ICT and, more specifically, by Internet, are left unexploited. The tools discussed here—free software produced from free software—were developed in conjunction with a doctoral dissertation (Sanz, 2005) and are an attempt to make up for this situation, at least in part. We present a reference-type document database for school counselors (BDOE), a self-assessment tool on guidance-related knowledge (FORMAORIENTA), an electronic tool implemented in a web environment for designing and distributing questionnaires/tools (HIA) and a collaborative web environment (“The Vocational Guidance and Counseling Wiki”).
Translated abstract: El extraordinario desarrollo de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación (TIC) se ha hecho notar en todas las esferas de la educación. Esto es un hecho, también, en lo que respecta al campo del asesoramiento vocacional. Sin embargo, las iniciativas que tratan de dar apoyo a la labor del asesor vocacional de cualquier centro de educación secundaria son muy pocas. Las posibilidades que brindan las TIC y, más concretamente, Internet, no están siendo aprovechadas. Los instrumentos que comentaremos, desarrollados a partir de una tesis doctoral (Sanz, 2005) con y como “software libre”, pretenden llenar parte de este vacío. Presentaremos una Base de Datos documental de carácter referencial para Orientadores Escolares (BDOE), un instrumento de autoevaluación de conocimientos relacionados con la orientación (FORMAORIENTA), una Herramienta Informática implementada en un entorno web para diseñar y distribuir cuestionarios/instrumentos (HIA) y un entorno web colaborativo (“EL WIKI DE LA ORIENTACIÓN Y EL ASESORAMIENTO VOCACIONAL”).