Comenius Socrates Project 2001-2003
DEVELOPMENT of CRITICAL THINKING
for SUCCESSFUL FUTURE CAREER in EU
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SITUATION ANALYSIS

Analysis of educational systems in partner countries and situation of critical thinking and career education
Lithuania
Czech Republic
Finland
Greece
Malta

CRITICAL THINKING FOR CAREER EDUCATION: Integrated Programme and Guidebook

MIND Integrated Programme The goal of the Programme - to help young people to adapt to an ever-changing social environment and make informed career decisions through development of critical thinking and life long learning skills.

Programme is for any school level, any subject teachers, who care about their students’ future, successful personal and professional life and for this purpose decide to review their teaching by means of critical thinking development for future career of young generation.

Presented materials are grouped according very general school levels, describing knowledge, skills/competences, attitudes, values students need to acquire.

Programme structure
1. Pre-school programme for career education
2. Primary school programme for career education
3. Career education programme for basic / lower secondary school
4. Career education programme for the senior students / upper secondary school

Introduction
Critical thinking. Learning theories and programme MIND
Education of special needs children and programme MIND

Guidebook includes lesson examples and descriptions that help better understand the Programme.

CRITICAL THINKING FOR CAREER EDUCATION: Specialized Programme and Guidebook

MIND Integrated Programme The programme assists teachers in introducing career development to students aged 11-16 years old (5-10 forms). The curriculum is designed to be used as an optional subject or extracurricular activity, depending on the teacher’s preferences and the school’s academic schedule.

This programme will help students learn about themselves and what is important to them, appreciate the importance of planning for their future careers, explore the world of work and make preliminary career choices, investigate their chosen occupations, understand the need for education, recognise that career development is a life long learning process, and acquire job seeking skills.

Content
Introduction

Guidebook includes lesson examples and descriptions that help better understand the Programme.

Programmes benefits

  • All programmes can be easily adapted in different countries by different subject teachers.
  • Students age periods are flexible and comfortable.
  • Topics are very general. The variation of sub-topics is very welcoming.
  • It is not obligatory programme. Teachers can use them according their needs and possibilities.
  • Teachers don’t need additional teaching hours in order to use integrated programmes (with exception of the specialized programme).
  • Teachers using this programme can work according existing, officially approved curriculum.

The Programmes and Guidebooks are published in English and also presented in national languages of partners in CD-ROM format.


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