Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling

Do you currently work or do you want to work in the future in the field of guidance and counselling? Do you want to develop your skills and knowledge about the Information and Communication Technology, including social media in guidance and counselling?

Through this 5 ECTS course (course code EDUA290) you can broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills in how to use Information and Communication Technology in guidance and counselling. The main aim is to help you to become aware of the variation in ways technology plays in career service field.

You will be exposed to learning situations where you are challenged to perceive and reflect on the potential of technology in the context of career guidance and counselling. The learning outcome will be enhanced competence in the use of Information and Communication Technology in guidance and counselling.

Next online course:
22nd of March– 16th May 2021 

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After completing the course you will...

  • have understanding and knowledge in the use of information and communication technology in guidance and counselling
  • know how to apply an evidence-based theoretical framework when using information and communication technology in guidance and counselling 
  • be able to create a plan for maintaining your information and communication technology literacy and technological skills
  • be able to evaluate opportunities and challenges for guidance presented by the use of existing and emerging technologies
  • be able to apply information and communication technology appropriately in the guidance process
Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling

Active participation and contribution to studies and course assignments are required to complete this course.   

  • Acacemid credits: 5 ECTS
  • Workload: 135 hours of work.
  • The study/registration fee: 75 euros. 
  • Assessment scale: 0-5
  • EQF level: Level 7

Please note: Registration for this EDUA290 Information and Communication Technology in Guidance and Counselling course is binding. Read more about our cancellation policy.

You have two ways to study:

Online course Study online in March - May 2021

Important dates for online course

  • Registration will open 18.11.2020 
  • Registration will end 22.3.2021
  • Next online course: 22.03.–16.05.2021
    • I start my studies for the first time – register here
    • I already have an username and a password – register here
    • If you are JYU degree student, you can enroll on the course free of charge. Please contact the Open University's Student Services via HelpJYU online customer service.

Course overview

During this eight week period you will study both independently and with the other course participants. The course uses Moodle learning platform. The course participants are required to have basic computer skills in order to work online. Guidance and support is provided throughout the course.

During the course you will

  • have online lectures
  • read course materials
  • have online assignments
  • participate in pair and group discussions
  • write self-reflection report

During the course you can share your experience and at the same time you learn from others. All the course materials (online lectures, videos, assignments, activities, readings) are available all the time during the course. We expect you to participate into a pair and a group discussions on a specific times, but you can choose these times with your pair or group.  Otherwise, you should participate to the course regularly. 

Summer School Cancelled

Important dates for Summer School

  • Registration: Summer School 2020 is cancelled  
  • The orientation tasks: -
  • Study week in Jyväskylä: Cancelled

Please note: In the present difficult situation concerning the pandemic COVID-19, all our face-to-face interaction has been cancelled in our premises. For this reason we are forced to cancel our summer school in August 2020. 

We offer an online course on the same topic.

Course overview

Please note: Summer school requires you to attend lectures and workshops in Jyväskylä, Finland. Summer school will provide you opportunities to experiment and practice using ICT (including social media) in a broader way. 

During the course you will:

  • follow lectures
  • attend workshops
  • do online tasks
  • participate in group discussions
  • read course materials
  • write self-reflection report

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