A way to advise and advise younger students who must decide their future.

The education that teachers can promote in school classrooms is not limited solely to the transmission of academic content; In the current era, the role of teachers has evolved.

In this article, we will see what the educational orientation consists of. We will review the theories from which this form of education comes and see how it can benefit the students who receive it.

What is the educational orientation?

The educational orientation is a teaching modality that transcends the regular contents of the classes and goes beyond the classrooms, to teach and guide young people regarding the correct way to use their resources.

The exact purpose of this educational modality is to direct the young person to opt for related academic and professional careers with their strengths and abilities. The teacher can recognize which are the areas in which the student stands out and advises taking this into account.

An adequate orientation process in this regard leads to students having fewer doubts about which profession to choose, and also greatly decreases the percentage of academic dropout in high school and university students.

At present, the slogan is that teachers, rather than class counselors, should also be outside of it so that they provide support and advice to young people regarding their personal experiences.

In this way, education is understood as a holistic process where not only purely academic factors intervene, but also the experiences, interests and unique abilities of each young person are taken into account.

In the end, it is the students who make the decisions that they consider correct for their future, but with the advantage that these decisions have been correctly meditated thanks to the advice of their specialized teachers.

What benefits does this method bring?

These are the advantages of educational guidance.

1. Increased personal knowledge

Academic guidance gives young people the possibility of having a greater and better understanding of their skills, which is beneficial for all areas of student life. They will grow up to be adults without being so exposed to unnecessary frustrations.

2. Better adaptability

Intelligence is a fairly abstract concept, but it is based mainly on the ability of individuals to adapt. One thing is academic preparation and another is the ability to adapt to different situations in life. The educational orientation helps to find workspaces that correspond to one’s cognitive abilities, depending on whether they stand out in creativity, logical reasoning, verbal intelligence, etc.

3. Better selection of priorities

Young people who have undergone an academic orientation process generally have a better ability to discriminate between relevant things than they are not so much in terms of their vital goals. That is, they learn to rank in order of importance and give priority to what is most decisive for them.

4. Family integration

The educational orientation transcends the classrooms and covers topics related to the personal life of each of the students. Family life is an area that is constantly working within this form of teaching and has good results when it comes to creating networks of collaboration between the school and family members.

5. Better disposition to change

Once the young person has gone through a correct process of educational orientation, it is much easier to process and face the charges to which he or she will be exposed when they finish their stage as a high school student and must start new challenges as a higher education student University

6. Better troubleshooting styles

The adaptive and coexistence tools that students obtain when they go through an educational orientation process have a significant impact on their problem-solving styles in times of uncertainty. Young people are strengthened in their ability to evaluate and make decisions.

7. Promotes integration between student and teacher

This way of educating has as an intrinsic advantage the fact that students see the figure of the teacher as an advisor, and not only as a figure of rigid authority.

Accompaniment beyond the school environment

As we have seen, the educational orientation helps young people think beyond the mental framework of the school and begin to imagine a professional future according to their interests and abilities.

However, we must bear in mind that there is always the possibility of making mistakes with decisions and taking a professional career for what it is not. After all, professions are not always the same in all contexts, and beyond dictionary definitions about what is done in one job or another, other factors influence: the economic context through which the country, the organizational climate of the companies, the personality of the bosses, etc.

To avoid frustrations, part of the educational orientation process is to point out that a person is much more than the first career he chooses, and that he can change course in life.