FI:PV206 Communication and Soft Skills - Course Information
PV206 Communication and Soft SkillsFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 3/2. 5 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. Renate Motschnig (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Pitner, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Petra Komárková (lecturer)
RNDr. Jaroslav Škrabálek (lecturer)
Ing. Eva Matějková (assistant)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
- Thu 18. 3. 14:00–17:50 G107, Fri 19. 3. 9:00–17:50 G107, Mon 22. 3. 14:00–17:50 G107, Tue 23. 3. 9:00–17:50 G107, Thu 15. 4. 14:00–17:50 G107, Fri 16. 4. 9:00–17:50 G107, Mon 19. 4. 14:00–17:50 G107, Tue 20. 4. 9:00–17:50 G107, Thu 29. 4. 14:00–17:50 G107, Fri 30. 4. 9:00–17:50 G107, Mon 3. 5. 14:00–17:50 G107, Tue 4. 5. 9:00–17:50 G107
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PV206/02: No timetable has been entered into IS. P. Komárková
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 22 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The primary goal of this course is to allow students to improve their competence in communication, teamwork, moderation and other soft skills based on the students’ actual demands. In the course students will share knowledge and competencies regarding active listening, person centered communication, moderation techniques, team development, conflict management and related issues. The course is based on active, student centered learning in a constructive atmosphere and will include several practical exercises. The instructor will take on the role of a facilitator and moderator providing resources. Students are expected to work in teams of about 3 persons to elaborate topics in a self-directed way and to prepare moderated units (lasting for about 2 hours each) and simple online materials for all participants. The course evaluation will take into account the students’ active participation in face-to-face and online phases, the materials elaborated, the quality of the unit moderated, and will include an element of self-evaluation.
- Communication theories
- Moderation techniques
- Levels of learning: knowledge, skills, attitudes
- Active Listening
- Person Centered Communication
- Groups and teams: group process, team building, self managed teams
- Conflict management and transformation
- Other topics according to the participants’ expectations
- Motschnig-Pitrik, R. (2006). The Effects of a Blended Course Including Person Centered Encounter Groups on Students’ Learning, Relationships, and Teamwork. Proceedings of Networked Learning Conference 2006, Lancaster, UK.
- Ryback, D. (1998). Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work - Successful Leadership is More Than IQ. Boston, Massachusetts: Butterworth-Heinemann.
- Motschnig-Pitrik, R. (2006). Two Technology-Enhanced Courses Aimed at Developing Interpersonal Attitudes and Soft Skills in Project Management. in: Innovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing. Proc. of the 1st European Conference on Technolo
- Rogers, C. R. (1983). Freedom to Learn for the 80's. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company.
- Bauer, C., Derntl, M., Motschnig-Pitrik, R., Tausch, R. (2006). Promotive Activities in Face-to-Face and Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments. The Person-Centered Journal, 13(1/2), ADPCA, ISSN 1932-4920. 12 – 37.
- Johnson D., W., Johnson F., P.(2006). Joining Together. (9th revised ed., first edition in 1975). Pearson Education, Inc.
- Motschnig-Pitrik, R. (2006). Participatory Action Research on a Blended Learning Course on Project Management Soft Skills. Proceedings of 36th Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, California, IEEE Press.
- Motschnig-Pitrik, R. (2002). getProfile: Anforderungsanalyse an Wirschaftsinformatiker(innen) aus der Sicht der Wirtschaft. OCG Journal, 1, 8-11.
- Motschnig-Pitrik, R., Mallich, K. (2004). Effects of Person-Centered Attitudes on Professional and Social Competence in a Blended Learning Paradigm. Journal of Educational Technology \& Society, 7(4), 176-192.
- Rogers, C., R., Farson, R., E. (1987). Active listening. http://www.centerfortheperson.org/10.html
- Motschnig-Pitrik, R., Santos, A. M. (2006). The Person Centered Approach to Teaching and Learning as Exemplified in a Course in Organizational Development. Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, ZfHE, 1(4). http://www.zfhe.de/index.php?id=169
- Fisher, R. et al. (1991). Negotiating to Yes. Houghton Mifflin \& Co. Boston, MA.
- Harvard Business Review. Teams That Succeed. Harvard Business School Publishing Company.
- Přístup zaměřený na člověka podle Carla Rogerse :zkušenosti a pohledy studujících v Brně a ve Vídni. Edited by Ladislav Nykl - Renate Motschnig. Wien: Ladislav Nykl, 2006. 143 s. ISBN 3200006870. info
- NYKL, Ladislav. Pozvání do rogersovské psychologie - přístup zaměřený na člověka. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2004. 140 pp. ISBN 80-86598-69-1. info
- ROGERS, Carl. Carl Rogers on Encounter Groups. 1970th ed. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970. 172 pp. info
- ROGERS, Carl Ransom. On becoming a person : a therapist's view of psychotherapy. London: Constable & company limited, 1967. xi, 420. ISBN 0094604401. info
- Teaching methods
- presentations of instructor as well as students group discourse elaborating themes in small groups literature study role play team projects
- Assessment methods
- The course is based on active, student centered learning in a constructive atmosphere and will include several practical exercises. The instructor will take on the role of a facilitator and moderator providing resources. Students are expected to work in teams of about 3 persons to elaborate topics in a self-directed way and to prepare moderated units (lasting for about 2 hours each) and simple online materials for all participants. The course evaluation will take into account the students’ active participation in face-to-face and online phases, the materials elaborated, the quality of the unit moderated, and will include an element of self-evaluation.
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 3 blocks: 1,5 days; 1,5 days; 1,5 days.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- PA180 Interim Project I+II
- PA185 Interim Project I
- SA100 Internship - Management
- SA101 Internship - Management 1/2
- PA180 Interim Project I+II