Active Listening & Effective Questioning
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 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 630 euros per participant (A+B).
For our 6 days course, the price fee is 480 euro for tuition and materials (6 day course x 80,00 Euros per day). This is covered with the course fee that you get with your KA1 grant: 80 euro per day.
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 our social program, which you can see below.
- Cultural Heritage day : Guide visit to the city of Porto.
- Visit to” Ribeira”and Boat Trip;
- Visit to the Port Wine Cellars.
The course fee for our 2022 courses have been adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Program 2021-2027).
Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.
Sending organisations also receive 350€/person for organisational support to cover organisational & administration costs from the Hosting organisation.
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.