New Introductory Course in Skill Development
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.
Through the learning activities included in this course, you can expect to improve your skillfullness at:
● Building trust?
● Creating mutual understanding?
● Problem solving?
● Avoiding unnecessary conflict?
● Making better decisions?
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 4-week course in skill development, starting February 27. at 10AM.
The course is in English.
Course week 1
27.02.2022 – 05.03.2022
The first week of this course starts off with an introductory workshop February 27. 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.
In week 1 you will be focusing on Level 1 & 2 in the learning platform.
Course week 2
06.03.2022 – 12.03.2022
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.
In week 2 you will continue focusing on the activities in Level 2 in the learning platform. The later exercise of Level 2 is where you get to do a more action-oriented practice in relation to perspective seeking.
Course week 3
13.03.2022 – 19.03.2022
This week you will start and finish Level 3, before moving into Level 4 of the learning platform. In Level 3 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.
If you have not already, reviewing the resources from the first week of the course can be beneficial.
A mid-way workshop will take place in Zoom March 15. 10.00AM – 11.00 where you and the other participants can exchange experiences and reflections from practice in the previous weeks of the course.
Course week 4
20.03.2022 – 26.03.2022
In addition to individual practice of the last exercise related to clarifying questions, a closing workshop will also take place March 31. 13.00 – 14.00.
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.
In week 4 you will be focusing on Level 4 in the learning platform.