DATES & LOCATIONS

15-19 May 2023 – Antalya, Turkey

15-19 May 2023 – Antalya, Turkey

CONFIRMED
18-22 November 2024 - Belgrade, Serbia

18-22 November 2024 - Belgrade, Serbia


CONTENT

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 and 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 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 regard to teachers.

Learning Outcomes:

All the participants will:

- Be able to express themselves,

- 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,

- Improve acceptability,

- Be empathic,

- Cope with rejection,

- Cope with anger,

- Be able to cope with peer pressure,

- Solve personal and social problem

- Be able to cope with bullying

- Communicate

- Be good at self-presentation

- Develop empathic understanding

- Receive and give information

- Manage social well-being

- Demonstrate internal and external performance

- Gain Tolerance of difference

- Collaborate with others

- Be able to predict the needs and expectations of others

- Establish friendship and sustain it

Objectives 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,

- Assuring the importance of being a good listener,

- Recognizing 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

- Understanding the feelings and thoughts of others.

- Ensuring that students know what communication barriers are in everyday life

- Understanding the relationship between triggers and anger sentiment.

- Recognizing 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.

Methodology:

- Practical and skills-based -interactive learning,

- Giving immediate feedbacks,

- Performing hands-on activities

- Inspiring discussions on best practices.

Target Group:

- 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 Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.

DAILY SCHEDULE

1st Day

Ice-breaking activities and introduction of the course program

Getting to know each other – Presentation of participants (a five-minute presentation)

Nonverbal Communication

(Identifying students move about nonverbal communication then experiment and practice)

Conversation Skills

(Identifying students move during a conversation then experiment and practice)

Assertiveness and how to overcome Barriers to Behaving Assertively

- Mechanical & personal & emotional

2nd Day

How to Overcome Social Anxiety

- Replace Negative Thoughts

Teaching Empathy with and Interest in Others' Situations

How to Help Them to Use Body Language

Follow Their Interests and Enrich Your Curriculum

Activities to Speak up Your Students

3rd Day

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,

- Decision Making

Self-Management

- Emotional & Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

How to Recognize and Overcome

- How to Make and Keep Friends

 

4th day

 

Causes of Weak Social Skills

Mental Health Issues

What is Your Role as a Teacher

What to Expect at Different Ages

Help from Parents: Parent Coach

5th day

Overview of the course program

Evaluation of the course program

Filling the feedback forms

Europass Mobility Certificate

Participation Certificate