Guidance is the fundamental information service offered to students during their scholastic career. We treat it as an integral part of the philosophy and a working methodology of our school.
It helps students understand precisely what university or non-university studies they should choose. Moreover, it makes them aware of the importance of their decision that is going to determine their future employment.
The guidance service helps the students choose the most suitable curriculum that will develop their abilities and ambitions.
The service has double scope-
- To contribute to the society’s progress.
2)To enforce to the student’s personal development.
Guidance is also defined as the act of guiding or showing the way. The act of setting and holding a course. Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.
The term guidance has been defined by several psychologist –
“Guidance involves personal help given by someone it is designed to assist the person in deciding where he wants to go, what he wants to door how he can best accomplish his possession , it assists him in solving problems that arise in his life. it does not solve problems for the individual but helps him to solve them. The focus of guidance is the individual, not the problem its purpose is to promote the growth of thw individual in self direction.”
Guidance is a general term which means helping people to make wise choices and solve their educational, vocational, and personal problems. It is a process by which the individuals are assisted in making adequate adjustments to lifes situations.
It ia an organised service which aims at helping the individual understand themselves which means enabling them to know their abilities , aptitude , interest, preceptions needs, purposes, their assets and limitations .
Counselling is a process of delimiting the assistance provided to an individual for developing the existing possibilities to the highest level. Testing and interview are the integral part of counselling process.
In the process of counselling an individual is studied carefully with the help of various methods. The focal point of counselling is a specific persona and to know about the obstacles occurring in the way of his development and eliminations of these problems.
The provision of professional assistances and guidance is resolving persona or psychological problems.
The term “counseling” has many confusing meanings and there are many wide applications to it as well. To go by the dictionary meaning, the term counseling means “the provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems.” Many of us might have found ourselves in the role of a counselor at times and also many of us might have used counseling and guidance of others in our life. But the actual meaning of counseling, the role of a counselor and its importance are quite unclear concepts to many of us.
The experienced people can advice us but there is a possibility that they might not have been in the same situation as the one you are facing and thus their experiences and results might not be helpful to you. Here, the counselor plays an important role as he/she analyses your problem and look over the situation with a fresh perspective (unlike comparing it to their own experiences) and give the subject as many solutions as possible.
Also, a counselor is not attached to his/her subject and thus his advice and counseling is not biased or judgmental. He/she observes and listens patiently to the subject’s situation and work in a direction to bring their subject out of the depression or problematic phase of life. Students who face lack of concentration and confidence, mentally affected by family or academic stress or bullying of some kind must see a counselor who can shape their potential minds in a better way so that they does not grow up as shy and afraid people.
The main reason why counselling is important in the work place might be considered a selfish one. Employers are interested in the productivity and performance of their staff. They are in business to produce: they have tight deadlines to be met and few staff members with which to meet them. If employees are unhappy, anxious, or stressed they will not be able to perform well on their jobs. Their productivity and performance will go down. In addition, their interpersonal relations both at home and on the job may suffer more even when they ordinarily do not have interpersonal relations’ issues. This creates stress and again impacts on their performer.
Counselling is very important in childrens educational life.
To provide orientation to educational, vocational or avocational opportunities and requirements- counselling seek selection of appropriate courses in line with individuals need, interests, abilities and circumstances by making choice of various types of experience .