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
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    Type
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    sem.
    ECTS
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    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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    07.03.201708:30
    12:45
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    Tue
    14.03.201708:30
    12:45
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    Tue
    28.03.201708:30
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    Tue
    04.04.201708:30
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    Tue
    25.04.201708:30
    12:45
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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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    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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