KA1 COURSE

ACTIVE LISTENING - & EFFECTIVE QUESTIONING

 

Course summary

 

Being able to listen well and ask questions effectively is a core skill of every role in every workplace. In some roles, this becomes a crucial skill. Effective listening and questioning techniques are two of the most powerful skills coaches use to help educators obtain knowledge, deepen understanding, refine skills, reflect on instructional practices, and learn how to successfully communicate with students and colleagues. In this module, coaches explore the fundamental steps necessary in planning for, cultivating, monitoring, and maintaining the ongoing cognitive growth and verbal interactions of teachers.

Teachers, school staff and others need to be versed in the functions, features, and purposes of communication and be able to model good communication skills when working within and across diverse groups. In addition, professional conversations are a necessary tool to assist teachers in mediating their own learning processes and, in turn, mediating the learning processes of their students.

 

 

Course objectives

 

 

Learning outcomes:

 

  • Recognise the importance of preparing questions that are focused on the participants’ objective;

  • Know how to make sure key messages are communicated clearly and effectively;

  • Learn how to avoid misunderstandings and making assumptions;

  • Be able to use precision questioning techniques to elicit the information required;

  • Acquire techniques that can be used to ensure that participants are listening effectively in all situations.

 

 

 

Location and Dates

 

In Porto – Portugal

 

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  • 21 June 2020 to 26 June 2020

  • 20 June 2021 to 25 June 2021

 

 

 

Course Duration and Costs

 

All costs of our courses can be supported with a grant under KA1 of the Erasmus+ programme.

Learning Together charges for a 6 days course 570 euros per participant (A+B)

A - Course fee and Duration:

For our 6 days course, the price fee is 420 euro for tuition and materials (6 day course x 70,00 Euros per day). This is covered with the course fee that you get with your KA1 grant: 70 euro per day.

B - Organizational Support: Payment of 150 EUR per participant (total amount).

Each educational organization also receives 350 Euros per participant for organizational support.  Learning Together will only charge you 150 Euros for administration and organization costs (Local organization, pedagogic support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). This fee also includes the social program below.

Social Program

  • Cultural Heritage day: Guide visit to the city of Porto;

  • Visit to” Ribeira” and 6 Bridge Boat Trip;

  • Visit to Port Wine Cellars.

 

To be paid by yourself from the KA1 grant


 

  • Your grant covers travel costs. The amount is calculated based on the distance that you need to travel from your home place to the course.

 

  • Your accommodation and meals will be assured through "Individual Support".                                                              The amount that you receive to cover the costs of your stay depends on the country that you choose. The range for Portugal is between 60-120 Euros per day and participant. This amount covers your stay at hotel and your meals. Learning Together doesn´t book your stay at the hotel, but we can give you tips and advice for your booking. Plenty of restaurants are available on the city for your daily meals. This option allows you to explore more freely our city, hotels, restaurants and course travels.