Topic outline

  • To begin, Director of the Open University of Jyväskylä University Jukka Lerkkanen, and  Adjunct associate professor Raimo Vuorinen,  will introduce you to the world of guidance and counselling.  


    In the following video, guidance counsellor Jussi Lounassalo describes his daily work as a counsellor in general upper secondary school. 

    In basic education, guidance and counselling are a significant part of a pupil’s support system at all levels, including general, intensified and special. Guidance counselling involves advising on the choice of studies and helping students in all areas of learning, such as learning difficulties. Guidance and counselling are important in the transition points of studies. While guidance counsellors are responsible for coordinating guidance, teachers should guide students in different subjects to help them develop their skills and learning abilities and avoid problems related to their studies.  

    In the following video, student counsellor Jyri Ylönen describes his daily work as a counsellor.

    In the next section, we will provide a brief overview of guidance in upper secondary studies. You will get acquainted more closely with support and guidance and counselling in vocational and general upper secondary education.