Developing Emotional Intelligence
Erasmus+ course summary
Being a teacher has never been only about lecturing facts to a group of students. By spending time with your students you have an unique position to have a direct impact on their life. This is especially relevant in cases where students don’t have good role models in their lives. It is important, they have someone who connects with them. To do this, we provide you with tools to work with the students’ psychological needs. With this Erasmus+ course on Developing Emotional Intelligence we are developing the competencies of teachers for building emotional capacity of their students. We do this trough activities that are ready to use in the classroom. Because the program of the course is a mix of theoretical knowledge supported by practical activities it enables the participants to deepen their understanding through their own experience.
"Education is not just about putting information in. We have forgotten that it, in fact, begins in the child’s heart." – Vince Gowmon
Monika Špital, Jerneja Šibilja, Petra Lepoša, Andrej Juričko, dr. Blanka Tacer
C - Confirmed
Address students' psychological needs.
Emotional intelligence refers to the psychological side of teaching by building your own and students' emotional capacity.
DAY 1: Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue. Creating a secure space for high quality group work and learning.
Icebreakers and morning breathing exercise. Introduction to the subject of emotional intelligence as a personality trait. Presentation of the five pillars of EQ by Goleman: self-awareness, self-management, motivation, empathy and social skills. What are the emotions, what function they have and how they can benefit us.
DAY 2: Self-awareness. Check-in with your own emotional world exercise. Group role-playing activity with which we recognise the connection between thoughts, behaviours and emotions. Preparing your own activity for a classroom.
DAY 3: Managing your own emotions. How can we influence emotions trough thoughts and behaviour. Techniques of relaxation, mindfulness meditation.
DAY 4: Techniques and activities that promote empathy. How to test your own EQ. Recognising facial signs of emotions by Paul Ekman.
DAY 5: Social skills. Role playing different techniques of effective communication. Giving feedback with I messages. Self-assessment conflict management questionnaire – the typology of Thomas Kilman.
DAY 6: Review of the techniques and methods that participants learned during the program. Preparation of their own action plan, where, how and when they will use them.
Future cooperations among participants.
Final evaluation of the process.
* Some changes in the programme are possible. The participants will receive the Informational Booklet a few weeks prior to the start of the course.