Practitioner Resources

The resources contained on this page are intended to support you and learners / clients.

  • The most recent 10 resources uploaded (accross all areas of practice) are displayed below
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  • Many resources are provided in English AND Irish (GA indicates 'as Gaeilge')

FEATURE IMAGE COLOUR KEY: Blue: Post Primary - Purple: Further Education & Training - Green: European/International

A number of the resources provided are editable templates', after downloading you will need to have the appropriate software installed on your device in order to customise these resources.
For example MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, MS PowerPoint

If you have any queries about these resources please e-mail: ncgeinfo@ncge.ie


Perspectives on the use of ability tests in schools

This video was created after a number of CPD workshops were undertaken in Irish post primary schools and presents the various perspectives on the use of ability tests.

You can view video recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.


Post Primary
15/02/2016

Declan Fitzgeralnd and Evin Cowhey

Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning
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Navigating the Horizon (TED Talk)

This video presentation focuses on a paradigm shift in the conceptualisation of career. In the labour market a career is not chosen, it is constructed through a series of choices we make throughout our lives. This transformation in the concept of career has implications to the widening paradigm of lifelong guidance and how lifelong career management skills and transversal employability skills can be learned as a continuum from comprehensive education to higher education and adult learning. There is also evidence that in addition to learning outcomes on individual level, coherent career education programmes have wider economic and social outcomes. The beneficiaries include individuals, families, communities and the organisations where they study and work, as well as society as a whole. There is an extensive research base which indicates that lifelong guidance is most effective where it meaningfully connects to the wider experience and lives of individuals and provides services relevant to their needs. It should recognise the diversity of individuals and provide services relevant to their need by combining a range of different interventions. It should also encourage the acquisition of lifelong career management skills.

You can view video recording on YouTube by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.


Post Primary, Further Education & Training
15/12/2015

Raimo Vuorinen

Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning
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Telephone and Remote Platform Approaches to Career Development

Technology can be transformative, improving the experience and outcomes, for both the client and the guidance counsellor. In order to use technology well, it is important to review how existing skills can be transferred to other mediums. This webinar looks at some of the key components of integrating telephone work into guidance practice including many key areas such as adapting and strengthening preexisting skills and tactics

You can view webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.


Post Primary, Further Education & Training
07/09/2015

Liane Hambly


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Video Role Play: Provision of feedback on psychometric test results

This role play provides an opportunity to observe a model of feedback of psychometric assessment results that can be used during a one-to-one meeting with a student.

You can view the video on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.


Post Primary
01/04/2015

Declan Fitzgerald

Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning
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Career Sailboat Model as a tool for the Guidance Counsellor

There are numerous career development theories and models. The Career Sailboat Model (CSM) was created to enhance the process of career decision-making which emerges within four interactive dimensions - individual, social, political-legal-economical and chance.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
25/02/2015

Fidan Korkut-Owen, Selen Demirtaş-Zorbaz, Tansu Mutlu–Süral

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Career-Sailboat-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Career-Sailboat-GA.pdf
Developing My Career Path, Developing Myself
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Anger Management in the Classroom

This article seeks to explore the reasons and motivations behind inappropriate expressions of anger, and how these can be successfully addressed.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
06/09/2014

Moya O'Brien

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Anger-Classroom-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Anger-Classroom-GA.pdf
Developing Myself
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Self-Care: Some Prescriptions for Calm Living

This article focuses on what you can do about stress and stressors in your life, rather than on abstract concepts of stress.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'

 


Post Primary
20/08/2014

Gerard Blanche

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Self-Care-Calm-Living-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Self-Care-Calm-Living-GA.pdf

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Understanding Gifted Children

This article outlines the needs of gifted children from the perspective of guidance counsellors.  This article allows guidance counsellors and educators to further their understanding of gifted children to better serve them within a school environment. Areas such as defining giftedness, how to identify a gifted student, problems that gifted students face and programmes for gifted students in Ireland will be covered.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'

 


Post Primary
23/04/2014

Colm O'Reilly

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Understanding-Gifted-Children-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Understanding-Gifted-Children-GA.pdf
Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning, Developing Myself
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Best Practice, Ethical and Legal Considerations in Psychometric Testing for Guidance Counsellors

The effective management of the testing process ensures students can interpret psychometric test information and are effectively prepared for future encounters with psychometric testing. This article will explore best practice standards within an international context and highlight potential ethical and legal considerations, pertinent to the use of psychometric tests in Irish post-primary schools.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'


Post Primary
26/03/2014

Declan Fitzerald & Ciara Farrell

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Best-Practice-Ethical-Legal-Psychometric-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Best-Practice-Ethical-Legal-Psychometric-GA.pdf
Developing Myself
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Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas in Guidance Counselling

This article offers a practical tool to support guidance counsellors in their responsibility to manage ethical aspects of their work. That tool consists of a procedure to formalise the making of ethical decisions.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'

 


Post Primary
05/02/2014

Ronny Swain

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical-Dilemmas-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical-Dilemmas-GA.pdf
Developing Myself
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