Seminars and Workshops

Teaching

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The roles of an adult educator in the 21st century*

  • Expert
  • Trainer
  • Facilitator
  • Supporter
  • Judge
  • Example

For more details see Taking on different roles to meet the learners' needs.

In the seminar we will look at attitudes, actions, and tools that reflect each role.

Duration: a. 8 hours / b. 16 hours


* Note: The term "adult educator" is used here in its widest sense. It can refer to teachers, training instructors, mentors, and others.

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Brain friendly teaching

  • Findings from neurosciences that affect our view on teaching and learning
  • Ideas, methods, and tips for applying these findings in your teaching:
    • Visualisation of information
    • Creating a brain-friendly learning environment
    • Experience-based learning

Duration: a. 4 hours / b. 8 hours

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E-learning and the use of new technologies in the teaching process

  • Types of e-learning and use cases
    • Automated learning (distance learning)
    • Learning together (collaboration platforms and tools for sharing)
    • Blended learning (combining face-to-face and e-learning)
  • Principles and strategies for implementing new technologies in the teaching process
  • A look at different e-learning tools (software, applications, platforms) and recommendations on how to select / use them

Duration: a. 4 hours / b. 8 hours

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Assessment and feedback

  • Creating engaging and meaningful questionnaires
  • Methods for gaining feedback

Duration: 2 hours

Learning

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Learning techniques

  • Organising thoughts and ideas
  • Note taking
  • Memorising
  • Finding and evaluating learning sources on the Internet

Duration: a. 1 hour / b. 2 hours

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Creating a learning environment

  • Time management
  • Setting priorities
  • Strengthening motivation
  • Improving focus and discipline
  • Reducing stress
  • Adapting the physical and virtual learning environment

Duration: a. 1 hour / b. 2 hours

Leading Groups

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Managing and moderating meetings

  • The moderator's role
  • Moderation principles and methods for:
    • engaging participants
    • ensuring a goal-driven process
    • decision making
  • Methods for gaining and structuring information:
    • situation and needs analysis
    • planning development and change
    • problem solving and brain storming
  • Challenges and possible solutions

Duration: a. 4 hours / b. 8 hours

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Brain storming and creative thinking

  • Brain storming principles and methods
  • Thinking "out of the box"
  • Avoiding conformism and facilitating a felling of shared ownership / responsibility
  • Evaluating ideas and developing them into a work plan
  • Increasing motivation and resilience to implement new ideas

Duration: a. 2 hours / b. 4 hours

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Group dynamics and team building

  • Group development stages and how to help the group reach maturity
  • Saliedēt.lv Model of Effective Teams: Methods for strengthening each of the six identified areas:
    • Clear & common goals
    • Defined roles & clear procedures
    • Open communication & managed conflicts
    • Participation & shared responsibility
    • Trust & positive atmosphere
    • Valued diversity

Duration: a. 8 hours / b. 16 hours

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Team building and team development

See Saliedēt.lv' training courses.

Duration: a. 8 hours / b. 16 hours

Communication

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Presentation skills

  • The presenter's role
  • Relevant findings from neurosciences about learning and reception:
    • Presentation techniques (that are more effective than Powerpoint)
    • Strategies for structuring information
    • Visualising informaton
  • Methods for facilitating information transfer
  • Possible problems and how to address them

Duration: a. 4 hours / b. 8 hours

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Feedback and active listening

  • Providing constructive feedback
  • Decreasing the potential for misunderstandings and conflicts
  • Principles and techniques for active listening
  • Receiving and evaluating feedback
  • Transforming criticism into development goals

Duration: 4 hours

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Conflict management and resolution

  • Transforming a conflict into a problem
  • Assessing available options in a conflict situation
  • Determining the underpinning needs of the conflicting parties
  • Non-aggressive communication and active listening as means for reducing the potential for conflicts
  • Constructive conflict management as a tool to promote a team's maturity

Duration: 4 hours

Consultations

Support for implementing e-learning solutions

  • Adapting content for e-learning and blended learning frameworks
  • Support for setting-up and adapting Moodle to your organisation's needs
  • Training on the effective use of the tools available in Moodle

Moderation

  • Supporting the planning of educational and collaborative events, for example, developing questionnaires and clarifying objectives
  • Selection and adaptation of moderation methods
  • Facilitating meetings and discussions
  • Documenting processes and results

Other

  • Supporting the development of systemic and effective solutions in educational and personal growth settings
  • Supporting effective implementation of projects, for example, by organising comprehensive project kick-offs that include team building, clarification of goals and tasks, division of roles, as well as the setting up of systems for communication, feedback, and evaluation