WHAT IS EDUCATIONAL COUNSELLING?
According to Team Leverage Edu, Educational Counselling mainly refers
to providing assistance and guidance to students in making the right
choices in their studies, be it their educational plans, career aspirations,
choice of stream and specialization as well as the selection of college or
university as per their interests and preferences.
This encompasses: education guidance and counselling, vocational
counselling and career counselling. These salient socio-cultural issues
are addressed by an Education Counsellor: a well-mannered and highly
motivated person who is interested in the lives of students and can help
them make informed decisions on what they want for their lives. Every
institution of learning should have such a person who advices students
and sees them through their application process for the next successful
leap of their lives and career.
IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATIONAL COUNSELLING.
1). Clarity: Clarity is seen in the precise and informed
decision making of a person relative to choice and needs. When a child is
properly counselled, he gains clarity and is better equipped to choose a
necessary academic and career task that would shape their lives in
2). Self-Evaluation: During counselling, the student will be asked some
very vital and nuanced questions about themselves that would enable
them evaluate their lived and become better acquainted with who they are.
Understanding the sincerity in one’s person would enable them make
choices that are better suited for their personality. This would drive their
passion and determination to succeed.
3). It enables students to foresee challenges in their career and
professional path, and develop alternatives to prepare for them.
4). It creates confidence in a person as they know what they want and how
to get it.
5). It creates a room for improvement by inspiring the student to work on
their flaws which is a disturbing factor to where they want to be and who
they want to become.
Choosing a career path can be a herculean task to anyone coming of age
and responsibility in life. There are a myriad of glaring opportunities that
students would love to do — some would even love to do all— but may be
lacking in the chief requirements to undergo such plan.
Students who are properly counselled do better than people who have
little or no knowledge about life outside their environment. Educational
counselling provides pragmatic approach to effectively deal with
mediocrity which is an impending doom, and stems from ignorance about
choosing a career path. Actively engaging students in Educational
Counselling programs would produce a society of confident citizens and
working populace who know what is at stake, and how to creatively
engineer a progressive workable society of equity and peace…