Introductory course in skill development
Do you want to improve your skillfulness at:
● Building trust?
● Creating mutual understanding?
● Predicting people’s reactions?
● Problem solving?
● Avoiding unnecessary conflict?
● Making better decisions?
If none of these are of interest for you, then this course isn’t for you!
Learning how to learn is rapidly becoming a key factor for success in today’s complex, ever changing society. In our knowledge-based economy, with a strong goal and high performance orientation, we are more dependent than ever before on collaboration. We all know how to collaborate to some degree, but is it always enough for the diverse situations we find ourselves in?
Skillfulness in collaboration is made up of many smaller skills. In this course we will teach you how to further develop two of these; perspective seeking and asking clarifying questions. We will guide you through 5 steps in this process:
Through this structured and systematically organized combination of information and exercises, your skills in these areas will be developed and improved. In addition, you will learn a natural way of learning that you can apply to future skill development.
In collaboration with two students from the Department of Pedagogy and Lifelong Learning at NTNU, we offer (free) a 6-week course in skill development, starting February 22nd at 10AM.
The course is in English.
Course week 1
22.02.2022 – 27.02.2022
The first week of this course starts off with an introductory workshop February the 22nd. In this workshop you will be introduced to the course activities, the learning platform and some of the theoretical foundations for the approach used in the course. You will also meet the learning mentors who will support your learning throughout the course.
The first exercise for skill development will be introduced, and after the workshop you will be ready to start your individual practice related to perspective seeking.
Course week 2
28.02.2022 – 06.03.2022
In the second week you will build further on the output from the exercise you started practicing in week 1. To do this you will be introduced to a new exercise for you to deepen your learning in relation to perspective seeking.
Course week 3
07.03.2022 – 13.03.2022
Again in week 3, you will be introduced to a new exercise related to perspective seeking. This weeks’ exercise is where you get to do a more action-oriented practice in relation to perspective seeking.
If you have not already, reviewing the resources from the first week of the course can be beneficial.
Course week 4
14.03.2022 – 20.03.2022
In week four you will be introduced to some more learning resources to deepen your knowledge about learning skills before you start practicing the second skill in this course – clarifying questions.
The fourth week includes a mid-way workshop where you and the others in the group can exchange experiences and reflections from practice in the previous weeks of the course.
The mid-way workshop will take place in Zoom March 16th 09.00AM – 10.30.
Course week 5
21.03.2022 – 27.03.2022
In week five you will work further on the output from the exercise you started practicing in week 4. To do this you will be introduced to two new exercises for you to deepen your learning in relation to clarifying questions.
Course week 6
28.03.2022 – 05.04.2022
In addition to individual practice of the last exercise related to clarifying questions, a closing workshop will also take place in week six. This workshop is designed for you and other participants to review the course activities and to reflect and share from your learning. In a second part of this workshop, we will talk about how you can continue developing your skills after the course.
The closing workshop takes place April 5th 09.00AM – 10.30AM