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Guidance approach: favor simple projects for guaranteed success!

In its integration of the guidance-oriented approach, Otapi high school notes that large-scale projects are attractive, but are not guarantees of success. Return on two real-life cases and their results. Today, a simple project combining geography and IT.

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In its integration of the guidance-oriented approach, Otapi high school notes that large-scale projects are attractive, but are not guarantees of success. Return on two real-life cases and their results. Today, a simple project combining geography and IT.

The guidance approach allows students to develop a better knowledge of themselves and the world of work through multidisciplinary projects. However, it is sometimes difficult to complete such projects, in particular because of their scale. Simplicity is therefore essential. Here are two examples from Otapi High School, in Manwan in the Lanaudière region: the first is simple and short, while the second is more complex and long. The results speak for themselves.

Spanning one stage, the first project in question allowed students from 1time secondary school to master the particularities of a capital of their choice in order to present it to their peers. They first learned about the characteristics of a capital and developed a research outline with their geography teacher. The outline was then given to the computer teacher, who supervised the students in their research on the Internet so that they collect data and collate it properly in a Microsoft Word document. Subsequently, he taught them the basics of Microsoft Power Point presentation software, useful for their oral presentation planned in French lessons.

The goal of this joint geography-computer project was to allow students to discover skills or personal talents that were sometimes unsuspected, or even gaps on which to work in order to later be able to work in fields related to these fields of work.

Tomorrow we will see another example following the guidance approach, for which we have seen a little big this time, as well as the importance of leadership in the realization of larger projects.

In your community, do you have any examples of projects carried out using the guidance-oriented approach that have been successful? Others who present challenges to be achievable? Please feel free to participate using the comments module below.

 

Editor's note: To watch: Symposium on the Guidance Approach : March 26, 27 and 28, 2014 at the Hilton Quebec

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About the Author

Felipe Antaya
Felipe Antaya
Pursuing studies in educational technology, Felipe Antaya has worked for several years in the field of education at the secondary and college level. Holder of a master's degree in Quebec studies and a bachelor's degree in philosophy, he has also worked in the field of written media.

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