Prospectus

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Trainers Course Communication Skills

Course 2018-2019

Entry requirements

Admission through selection procedure, criteria:

  • Dutch speaking master’s students Psychology
  • Have taken the Interpersonal Behavioral Skills course (IBV) 2nd year BSc Psychology at Leiden University or an equivalent course elsewhere.
  • Precedence will be given to students who can continue to give the supervised IBV training from February- June 2019.

An extensive information meeting about TCCS will take place Wednesday August 29th 2018 11-13 hrs in room 1A01. Further information will be published on Blackboard.

Description

This is a training course aimed at developing teaching skills for communication and social skills-training from a psychological perspective. The course, taught once a year, is a combination of theory, training and real-life practice and requires personal involvement of the student. In the training, on a task level, students practice core perceptual- and behavioural skills necessary to create an optimal learning climate. They learn how to work with exercises that enable trainees to acquire knowledge about the role of personal and contextual influences in communication. They also learn to apply educational principles, how to custom-design a course and how to build an appropriate training design for a particular purpose. Parallel to this task level, the student is working on his or her goals for personal and professional development. Identifying personal talent, awareness of dysfunctional patterns, leadership style, and recognizing ones own reactive behaviour, are part of this personal trajectory within the course. From the beginning of November till the end of January, there is full-time education on Mondays and Fridays, with integrative exercises in between. The course is thus intensive in terms of personal involvement and time. It is aimed at Master’s students who are willing and able to critically reflect on one’s own and other’s behaviour. It is suited for those who want to explore the vocation to professional trainer ship.
In the second semester (February-June), selected students are given the opportunity for closely supervised training of 2nd year Bachelor’s students on Interpersonal Professional Skills, which may constitute an internship for Master’s trajectories (10 EC).

Course objectives

• Students are able to apply theory to training design.
• Students have the skills to train other people in personal development and interpersonal professional skills.
• Students have insight in their own knowledge and skills in personal and professional development.

Timetable

For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Psychology timetables

Workgroups

Registration

Course

Students need to enrol for this course on the
Master’s course registration day.

Examination

Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date; students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination.
Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

The course consists of 9 3-hour plenary sessions and 16 3-hour work group sessions. Students will practice skills and techniques three times in role-taking as trainer/teacher. Weekly integrative and reflective homework exercises. Weekly project group work (2 hours).

Assessment method

Next to a theory exam (30%), 5 areas will be considered for assessment (70%): Training skills, insight, meta-cognitive skills, learning capacity, motivation and work attitude.

The Institute of Psychology follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of this fraud policy.

Reading list

The literature of IBV.
Additionally, Oomkes F. (2001 or 2004). Training als Beroep, deel 1 Trainingstheorie. Sociale en interculturele vaardigheid. This book is no longer for sale (only second-hand), but can be borrowed from the University.

Contact information

E.N. Verwayen
e.n.verwayen@fsw.leidenuniv.nl