Course Title: 
Guidance and Counselling
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Guidance and Counselling' is an elective course offered in B. Sc. - B. Ed. in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  • Take up minimum guidance programme at the high school level.
  • Understand the history, principles, scope, needs of guidance and counselling.
  • Acquaint with the knowledge of different techniques of guidance and counselling.
  • Develop the skills of using the tools and techniques to know the abilities, interest of high school pupils.
  • Explore the process of collection and dissemination of occupational information.

Unit I: Guidance

  1. Guidance – Meaning, nature, principles uses with reference to schools.
  2. Educational guidance–meaning, objectives, nature, scope, promotion of parental collaboration, role of Schools.
  3. Vocational guidance- meaning, objectives, need and role of schools, peer and parents influence, societal needs.

Unit II: Guidance Services

  1. Guidance service in schools – Individual-Group, guidance bureau and its functions, Role of Head master and Career master, Organization of guidance programmes at the secondary school stage.
  2. Types of Guidance Services –orientation, pupil inventory, placement, counseling and follow up.
  3. Group guidance – meaning, advantages over individual guidance. Group guidance techniques, Group guidance programmes in schools – Orientation talks - Career Talks - Career Visits – Career Conference – Career Exhibition-Career resource center.

Unit III: Tools and Techniques of Guidance

  1. Test and its benefit - intelligence –attitude - aptitude – interest - personality.
  2. Tools and techniques for collecting data – observation, rating scales, anecdotal records, sociometry, case study, cumulative records, fact finding interview.
  3. Self-Report - Personal data blank, autobiography, diary.

Unit IV: Counselling

  1. Counselling – meaning, nature, distinction between guidance and counselling, important features, steps of counselling process, different approaches of counselling - directive, nondirective, eclectic, Types of Counselling – Individual , Group –Group counselling process – Differentiate Group Guidance and Group Counselling-qualities and qualifications of a counsellor.
  2. Basic skills in Counselling - observation, communication, making notes and reflections, interview, history, developing case histories of adolescence –physical/mental/emotional/social, documenting information, Analysis working with other professionals, further planning.

Unit V: Counseling for Children with Special Needs

  1. Ethics in counselling, legal responsibilities.
  2. Guidance and counselling for children with special needs- role of teacher in dealing students with special needs.
  1. Aggarwal J.C. (1991) Educational Vocational Guidance and Counselling, New Delhi: Dubhai House.
  2. Asha Bhatnagar, Nirmala Gupta (first Edtion 1999). Guidance and Counselling, Volume I; A Theoretical Perspective, New Delhi:Vikas publishing house.
  3. Asha K Kinra (2009) Guidance and Counselling, Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt.Ltd
  4. Barki B.G. and Mukhopadhyaya B (1990), Guidance and Counselling: A Manual, New Delhi: Sterling Publishers.
  5. Chauhan S.S. (2012) Principles and techniques of guidance U.P: Vikas publishing house Pvt. Ltd.
  6. Crow and Crow (2008) An introduction to guidance, Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  7. Fuster J.M.(1980). Personal counselling, Bombay: St.Paul Publications.
  8. Gupta S.K. (1980), Guidance and Counselling in Indian Education, New Delhi: NCERT
  9. Jones A.J. (1970), Principles of Guidance: New Delhi: McGraw Hill Publisher Co.
  10. Sharma R.N. (2008) Vocational Guidance and Counselling, Delhi : Surjeet Publication
  1. Differences between educational and vocational guidance.
  2. Discrepancies in Indian and Global counselling.
  3. Brief history of guidance movement in India.
  4. Highlighting identifying adolescence problems.
  5. Conduct an action research on a problem that is most prevalent in schools which immediate attention of a guidance worker is needed and prepare a brief report – discipline, time concept, environment pollution and Personal hygiene.
  6. Construct a questionnaire to students for evaluating the guidance services of their school.
  7. Identifying learning difficulties in a particular subject.
  8. Visiting a school and identifying adjustment problems (children having negative attitude, low self-esteem, unable to get self-motivated etc.) and prepare a report.
  9. Preparation of an anecdotal record.
  10. Conduct mock counselling interview and prepare a brief report on it.
  11. Preparing rating scale (to evaluate participation in CCA)
  12. Visiting and reporting guidance service programmes in a school.
  13. Prepare a detailed outline of career talk in any institution.
  14. Organizing career exhibition.
  15. Video presentation on career conference.
  16. Annual program of work for guidance and counselling activities for the students of Std. VIII, IX and X.
  17. Talk by a school counsellor.
  18. Role play representing directive, non-directive and eclectic counselling.
  19. Video presentation of the counselling session and discussion of the same.
  20. Prepare and administer a questionnaire on mental health of secondary school students and analyse the findings and submit an individual report.
  21. Identify children with special needs in any two schools and prepare a report.
  22. Peer pressure, mobile usage, pocket money, internet usage.