Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

GAINING SOCIAL SKILLS

Date :23-27 September 2019 Barcelona- confirmed

SESSIONS in 2019

  • 01-05 July, 2019 -  Paris
  • 23-27 September, 2019 - Barcelona (Confirmed)
  • 25-29 November 2019 - Paris (Confirmed)

 

 SESSIONS in 2020

  • 16-20 March 2020 - Paris
  • 15-19 June 2020 - Rome

 

The groups of participants can choose the locations at the specified dates.

 

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Fee: 350€ for per-person

 

GAINING SOCIAL SKILLS

Social Skills are a set of societal patterns of behavior that exist for the coexistence of individuals throughout their lives. These skills have continued for centuries in the societies around the world and vary according to the societies. The goal of social skills education is to remove incompatible behaviors that result from inexperience or inaccurate learning by giving more favorable responses to the person. Through social skills training's aim is to acquire social skills that will facilitate personal relations among individuals. This training is based on teachers in which verbal and nonverbal communication skills, coping and assertiveness skills are included, will contribute to improving interpersonal relationships among individuals.

Various tools have been developed to measure social skills. Social sciences inventory, social behavior scales, social skills scales are used in these scales, but they are more suitable for academic purposes than classroom teachers. There is also a self report technique where people answer questions about themselves.

Since scale use is more appropriate for children older than 11 years old, there is no scale, or use of special expertise, so primary school can be used especially for first graders. Since this period is critical for children to acquire social skills, it is necessary to use other techniques for children in the elementary school age. The school is an important medium for understanding the limitations of the social skills of the learners with the education and training they provide in group format. The fact that the students who come to the university still have difficulty to speak in front of their friends even between the ages of 18-22 shows that the necessary preventive and corrective actions have not been made. The school as a whole is required to conduct educational, social, classroom and extracurricular activities that encourage the development of students in their social skills areas in terms of their abilities and other personal characteristics. The most important task in this regards to teachers.

There are problems that cause lack of social skills. The most important of these are:

  • Social anxiety / phobia
  • Shyness
  • Avoidance
  • Personality disorder
  • Fertility
  • Test / test anxiety

 

Objectives of the Course (Learning Outcomes of the Course)

  • Learning basic information about communication,
  • Using body language in communication,
  • Being able to show empathic reactions by putting ourselves in the place of our opponent,
  • The importance of being a good listener,
  • To be able to recognize the communication obstacles in interpersonal relations,
  • Use effective methods to deal with anger,
  • Making possible to be aware of the causes of interpersonal conflict and to use conflict resolution skills effectively
  • Developing effective listening skills
  • To understand the feelings and thoughts of others.
  • Ensure that students know what communication barriers are in everyday life
  • Understanding the relationship between triggers and anger sentiment.
  • Be able to recognize the triggers that cause my anger.
  • Learning to be able to give more meaningful and useful responses to triggers.
  • Ensuring that the students are aware of the conflicts they experience in their daily life, their reasons, their learning and their effective conflict resolution steps.

 

After this course you will able to help your students as a teacher to:

  • Be able to express yourself,
  • Understand and express emotions,
  • Acquire fluent speech and effective listening skills,
  • Initiate interaction and respond to initiators of the interaction,
  • Receive and give positive and negative feedback,
  • Acceptability,
  • Be empathic,
  • Cope with rejection,
  • Cope with anger,
  • Be able to cope with peer pressure,
  • Personal and social problem solvingş
  • Be able to cope with bullying
  • Communication
  • Self presentation
  • Empathic understanding
  • Receive and give information
  • Social well-being
  • Mutual commitment
  • Demonstrating internal and external performance
  • Tolerance of difference
  • Do not trust yourself and others
  • Collaboration
  • To be able to predict the needs and expectations of others
  • Establish friendship and sustain it

 

Why You Should Take This Course?

  • To support learners in the acquisition of learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences) with a view to improving their personal development.
  • Having a guide to improve yourself to create a game based lesson.
  • Increase your student motivation and make more effective classes this course will be an opportunity to respond  your professional and personal development with the line with Erasmus Plus Program  priority.
  • It is a course that will transform your deficiencies into positive with European added value.

 

Methodology

We will focus on practical and skills-based -interactive learning, immediate feedbacks, hands-on activities and inspiring discussions on best practices.

 

Target Group

  • All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

 

Preparation

Before the course,

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.

 

Validation

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants.

 

Schedule of the Course

Day 1

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Introduction to the course and course details
  • Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation)
  • Nonverbal Communication
    (ıdentifying students move about nonverbal communication then experiment and practice)

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Conversation Skills
    (ıdentifying students move during a conversation then experiment and practice)
  • Assertiveness and how to overcome Barriers to Behaving Assertively

Day 2

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • How To Overcome Social Anxiety
  • Replace Negative Thoughts
  • Teaching Empathy With And İnterest İn Others' Situations

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • How To Help Them To Use Body Language
  • Follow Their Interests and Enrich Your Curriculum
  • Activities to Speak up Your Students

Day 3

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Teaching Emotions
  • How to Prepare Them For Higher Social Skills
  • Plenty of Opportunities to Practice Social Behaviors During the Class
  • Use Of Videogames, Drama In the Classroom
  • Problem-Solving,

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Decision Making,
  • Self-Management
  • Emotional & Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
  • How to Recognize and Overcome
  • How To Make And Keep Friends

Day 4

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Causes Of Weak Social Skilss
  • Mental Health Issues
  • What is Your Role AS a Teacher

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Creating & Using Personal Learning Profiles for Students
  • What to Expect at Different Ages
  • Help From Parents: Parent Coach

Day 5

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Overview of the course program
  • Evaluation of the course program
  • Filling the feedback forms

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Europass Mobility Certificate
  • Farewell party

 

 

 

 

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