Since summer term 2014, I have been offering courses through the Centre for Soft Skills (Center for Social Competence) to students from all Graz based universities.

  • Improving learning effectiveness and efficiency in learning communities
    Number
    920.029
    Type
    Lecture, seminar and tutorial
    Workload
    0.5 lecture/0.5 seminar/tutorial
    Offered in
    Winter semester 2016/17
    Faculty
    Zentrum für Soziale Kompetenz
    (Kontakt)
    Anzahl der Zuordnungen zu laufenden und auslaufenden Studien ausblenden











    Free elective: 1.5 ECTS
    Course details
    Content
    Critically analyse results of Honey & Mumford’s Learning Style Questionnaire and set individual goals;
    Experience and evaluate techniques to strengthen individual learning styles;
    Reflect on experiences with diverse trainer types and teaching situations;
    Apply trainer type inventory to personal preferences;
    Designing successful learning events and sequences;
    Consider similar and contrasting learning styles in learning communities.
    Requirements
    none
    Create awareness for personal strengths and weaknesses of learning style preferences;
    Create awareness for suitable learning situations and trainer types;
    Develop strategies to deal with other learner types;
    Develop strategies to deal with various trainer types;
    Experience learning situation in study groups and reflect critically.
    Language of tuition
    English
    Methods
    interactive task-based (e.g. seminar discussion, readings, practical activities: )
    Focus on existing knowledge, skills and attitudes;
    Concrete experience;
    Reflective observation;
    Abstract conceptualiation and theory input;
    How the model is currently reflected in practice;
    Active experimentation
    Evaluation, reflection and planning of future applications.
    Dates
    920.029 Improving learning effectiveness and efficiency in learning communities (1SSt VU, WS 2016/17)










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    Mo
    23.01.201708:00
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    Registration and participation
    Details
  • Professional Meetings across Cultures

    920.054
    Lecture/Practical
    1 Lecture/1 Exercise
    Wintersemester 2016/17
    Centre for Social Competence
    (Contact information)
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    Degree type/curriculum
    SPO-V Allocation to module
    Type
    Rec.
    sem.
    ECTS
    credits
    Equ.Prerequ.

    No entries.
    Free course: 3 ECTS credits
    Course description
    Skills check; Cultural expectations and organisation (implicit vs. explicit; inductive vs. deductive); Purpose and participants of meetings; Formalities across cultures in preparing and managing meetings; Managing the human side of meetings; Strategies for discussions and question & answer sessions; Dealing with conflict; Persuasion; Impromptu speaking.
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    Develop your awareness and knowhow through this series of readings, discussions, roleplay and reflections in a foreign language. Manage different types of meetings effectively and efficiently as a result.
    English
    [English] interactive & New Media (conveying knowledge also in a computer based way)
    920.054 Professional Meetings across Cultures (2SSt VU, WS 2016/17)
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    Mon
    14.11.201608:00
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    Mon
    21.11.201608:00
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    Mon
    28.11.201608:00
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    Mon
    05.12.201608:00
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    Mon
    12.12.201608:00
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    Details
    Exam information
    See position in the curriculum
    Classroom participation and contributions; Portfolio assessment: completing set role-play scenarios including preparations, performances, peer feedback and reflection of task performances in blogs on course website.
    Continuous assessment, 100% attendance required
    Details
    continuous assessment
    Details
    Further information

    Online information
    e-learning course
    Bring your WIFI enabled Laptop or tablet!

  • Selling your Ideas and Negotiating across Cultures 
    920.053
    Lecture/Practical
    1 Lecture/1 Exercise
    Wintersemester 2016/17
    Centre for Social Competence
    (Contact information)
    Hide number of allocations to ongoing or discontinued courses of study 


    Degree type/curriculum
    SPO-V
    Allocation to module

    Type
    Rec.
    sem.

    ECTS
    credits
    Equ.Prerequ.

     
    No entries.
    Free course: 3 ECTS credits
    Course description
    Insight from psychological, behavioural, and
    discourse studies is gained from analysing examples from the business
    world, politics and media communications. We will apply insight gained
    in a series of role-play scenarios and simulations, selling ideas and
    succeeding at negotiations.
    English level B2
    • improve confidence and personal skills
    • develop cross-cultural understanding
    • develop communication skills (persuasion and negotiation)
    • develop understanding and literacy of persuasive and negotiation strategies and tactics
    • gain experience negotiating and "selling your ideas"
    • training done in English
    English
    [English] interactive & New Media (conveying knowledge also in a computer based way)
    Self-assessment
    quizzes, analyses of training videos, preparations of readings and
    role-play, videoed in-class performances, peer and tutor feedback,
    learning blogs with goal-setting, reports, reflection of performances in
    several learning cycles

    920.053 Selling your Ideas and Negotiating across Cultures (2SSt VU, WS 2016/17)

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    Tue
    11.10.201608:0012:15SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular classconfirmed
    Tue
    18.10.201608:0012:15SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular classconfirmed
    Tue
    25.10.201608:0012:15SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular classconfirmed
    Tue
    08.11.201608:0012:15SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular classconfirmed
    Tue
    15.11.201608:0012:15SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular classconfirmed
    Tue
    22.11.201608:0012:15SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular classconfirmed
    For registration you have to be identified in UNIGRAZonline as a student.
    Exam information
    See position in the curriculum
    Classroom participation an contributions;
    Portfolio assessment: completing set role-play scenarios including
    preparations, performances, peer feedback and reflection of task
    performances in blogs on course website.
    Continuous assessment, 100% attendance required
    Details
    continuous assessment
    Further information
    Castleberry, Tanner; Fisher, Ury, Patton:
    Getting to Yes; Elevator Pitching; current research articles; Video Arts
    Training Videos; E-Minimaxes
    Readings will be available online;
    training videos will be shown in class, quizzes and recordings,
    assignments and learning blogs to be processed on www.ngberger.com

    Bring your Wifi enabled laptop or tablet!


  • Communication

    920.021
    Vorlesung und Übung
    1 Vorlesung/1 Übung
    Wintersemester 2016/17
    Zentrum für Soziale Kompetenz
    (Kontakt)
    Anzahl der Zuordnungen zu laufenden und auslaufenden Studien ausblendenPflichtfach: 0 | Wahlfach: 1 | Doktoratsstudien: 0
     

    Studienart/Studienplan
    SPO-V Zuordnung zu Modul
    Art
    empf.
    Sem.
    ECTS
    Credits
    Äquiv.Vorauss.

    laufend
    Bachelorstudium
    505 Bachelorstudium Soziologie (UG2002)
    11W
    1. Abs. /Modul K: Gebundenes Wahlfach 3 / K.7 Soziale Kompetenz: Kommunikationstraining, VU
    WK6.3

    Freie Wahllehrveranstaltung: 3 ECTS Credits
    Angaben zur Abhaltung
    Knowledge and knowhow in: expressing ideas clearly, being good listeners; expressing experiences or information accurately. What supports or inhibits relationships with other communicators? How do I manage impressions I make, i.e. what does my body language say about me?
    none
    1.Reflecting on experiences of m communications (speaking and listening) and understanding strategies of presenting information.
    2.Increasing comprehension in dialogues
    3.Becoming aware of communication and personality features based on diverse psychological insight.
    4.Experiencing and analysing communication and behaviour in dialogic and group discourse.
    5.Grasping mechanisms of body language and effects.
    6.Giving and handling feedback in groups effectively.
    7.Evaluating perceptions of self and others.
    English
    interaktiv mit Neuen Medien (Wissensvermittlung zusätzlich computerbasiert, z.B. eLearning)
    Experiential learning (learning by doing): task-oriented work; reflection; theory input and processing; application; group activities; video analysis for peer feedback and planning of personal learning.
    920.021 Communication (2SSt VU, WS 2016/17)
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    Standardgruppe
    Mo
    03.10.201608:00
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    Mo
    10.10.201608:00
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    Mo
    17.10.201608:00
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    Mo
    24.10.201608:00
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    Mo
    07.11.201608:00
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    Für die Anmeldung zur Teilnahme müssen Sie sich in UNIGRAZonline als Studierende/r identifizieren.
    Angaben zur Prüfung
    siehe Stellung im Studienplan
     
    Portfolio performances in simulations and experiences, peer feedback, reflections in response to tutor feedback.
    Details
    immanenter Prüfungscharakter
    Zusatzinformationen
    See online course: www.ngberger.com