Condor: Guidance Council


Condor: Guidance Council

Affiliation(s)/ Institution

Pavia University. Italy

Email addresses

Project funded by

Pavia Province

Promoter name and country

Pavia University. Italy

Type of provider


Area of implementation

  • urban

Context and motivation of the project - legislative background/obligations, institutional policy, institutional structures

The project Con.D.Or. is a response to the request of some schools to have a tool of easy administration and analysis, aimed at providing useful information on the choice of secondary school degree. The questionnaire does not provide a council of guidance (defined as the description of the school recommended to attend), but plans to provide students with a guidance profile, that returns to the students their strengths and weaknesses compared to the surveyed areas.

Aims of the project

To accompany the choice at secondary school level, through the involvement of students, parents and teachers, in order to promote self-awareness and awareness of their skills.

Target group

  • parents
  • Teachers

Description of the target group

Students of second and third grade of secondary school, their parents and teachers.

Staff (selection, evaluation, training, promotion)

The project included training and continuous monitoring for the teachers involved, interventions in the classroom with students to promote competence through experiential workshop activities and the structuring of information desk for parents, individually or training session.

Methodological approach, activities implemented

Methodology: administering questionnaires (students, parents and teachers) and return of individual and class profile. Training sessions for teachers and outreach to parents. Laboratory activities in the classroom. Creating guides on guidance for students, parents and teachers. Opening an online platform "guidance to growth."

Results and impact - data of program internal/ external evaluation, beneficiary satisfaction, the impact of the didactical practices at individual and institutional level

From 2012 we turned to the student population of about 3,000 students . In 2014, students who participated in the completion of the questionnaire were 3250 students belonging to schools in the Province of Pavia, with a total of 29 members and 3 comprehensive schools Private Schools. About 730 parents have joined the compilation of Con.D.Or. Parents and 290 teachers in Con.D.Or. Guidance guides have been distributed around 2500 (addressed to all the schools of the province, also not involved in the project). They were conducted about 230 interviews in comparison with their parents. Of these, about 80 have seen the presence of parents with their children. The project has proved useful and well received by both the school and the families.

Conclusions, lessons learned

The project has been renewed for the next years, it has proved to be a valuable tool for individual students for their choise of education, while providing guidance to teachers to promote a lifelong guidance

Directions of further development/ Transferability, replicability

The experience mediated web channels and pre-structured guides can be easily replicated in other contexts. It is taking place the monitoring of students' careers, to prevent school leaving

Web references (url, social media presence)

Parameters on which the practice is applicable (check those appropriate)

  • Governance and coordination
  • Accessibility
  • Methodologies of provision
  • Objectives and needs
  • Competences and skills for practitioners
  • Evaluation of performance and effectiveness


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