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.
  • Academic Communications and Critical Analytical Thinking 

    920.050
    Lecture/Practical
    1 Lecture/1 Exercise
    Sommersemester 2017
    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
    How well do you communicate as an academic? How good is your critical analytical thinking? Different cultural frameworks; argument and other forms of communications; clarity, consistency and structure; reading between the lines; identifying flaws in arguments; finding and evaluating sources of evidence; critical selection, interpretation and noting of source materials; critical analytical writing and speaking
    English level C1 or B2
    • Ability to understand different perceptions and expectations of professional academic thought and communications;
    • Ability to recognise and produce well-formed descriptive and argumentative communications;
    • Ability to communicate clearly, consistently and coherently in analyses and syntheses of professional ideas;
    • Interpret implicit meaning correctly;
    • Identify and evaluate claims and evidence as well as flawed argument;
    • Improved awareness, knowledge and skills;
    • Training done in English
    English
    [English] interactive & New Media (conveying knowledge also in a computer based way)
    Self-assessment quizzes, analyses of training sample texts, written and spoken, preparations of readings and assignments, class performances, peer and tutor feedback, learning blogs with goal-setting, reports, reflection of performances in several learning cycles
    920.050 Academic Communications and Critical Analytical Thinking (2SH VU, SS 2016/17)
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    Tue
    07.03.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
    confirmed

    Tue
    14.03.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
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    Tue
    28.03.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
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    Tue
    04.04.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
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    Tue
    25.04.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
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    For registration you have to be identified in UNIGRAZonline as a student.
    Exam information
    See position in the curriculum
     
    Classroom participation and contributions; Portfolio assessment: completing set assignments 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
    Stella Cottrell, Critical Thinking
    Readings will be available online; quizzes, assignments and learning blogs to be processed on www.ngberger.com

    Bring your Wifi enabled laptop or tablet!
  • Professional Meetings across Cultures
    920.054
    Lecture/Practical
    1 Lecture/1 Exercise
    Sommersemester 2017
    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
    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 (2SH VU, SS 2016/17)
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    Date
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    Place
    Type of class
    Date type
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    Standardgruppe
    Mon
    06.03.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
    confirmed

    Mon
    13.03.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
    confirmed

    Mon
    20.03.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
    confirmed

    Mon
    27.03.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
    confirmed

    Mon
    03.04.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
    confirmed

    Mon
    24.04.201708:30
    12:45
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)regular class
    confirmed

    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


    Bring your WIFI enabled Laptop or tablet!

  • 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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    09.01.201708:00
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    Mo
    16.01.201708:00
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    23.01.201708:00
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    Registration and participation
    Details

  • 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)










    Mo
    09.01.201708:00
    13:00
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)Abhaltung
    fix

    Mo
    16.01.201708:00
    13:00
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)Abhaltung
    fix

    Mo
    23.01.201708:00
    13:00
    SR 55.01 (0055EG0004)Abhaltung
    fix

    Registration and participation
    Details
  • 920.056 Learning to learn skills: Types of learners - learning strategies - study methods (1SH VU, SS 2019)

    This course runs 5th and 12th of June 2019.
    Course description
    Analysis of different learner types; awareness of personal behavior and use of specific study techniques; create a weekly and term schedule; learning strategies to cope with pressure to perform
    Recommended: completing the course "Improving learning effectiveness and efficiency in learning communities" one semester before
    Students should get to know their own learning style to prepare for oral and written examinations. Study techniques and methods provide the basis for this process.
    English
    [English] interactive (e.g. seminar, course: conveying knowledge by presentations, discussions etc.)
    Diagostic analysis, reflection, theory input and processing, discussion, group activities
    Yes, www.ngberger.com