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129003 AR Free Elective Subject (2016W)

Coaching Peer Groups: learning processes in adult education

3.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 18 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.10. 10:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 31.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 14.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 05.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 23.01. 10:00 - 16:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07


Aims, contents and method of the course

Coaching processes have long become an integrated and widely established tool for reflection and professional support in our working lives. In this course you will take on the role of both the coach and the coachee in the context of introductory lecture courses.
This experience will enable you to infer essential implications for your (future) professional life as a teacher, trainer in adult education, employer or manager in a wide range of different institutions.

In connection with the introductory lecture courses you will independently coach a small group of STEOP students by:

- introducing them to academic life and activities in the context of studying English (including the use of the relevant library and other information resources),
- assisting and accompanying their individual learning processes,
- enabling well structured academic exchange and discussion,
- providing them with tools of self- and stress-management

Prior to your work as a coach, you will be familiarized with some basic concepts, methods and tools of coaching in an introductory workshop .

You will also be familiarized with basic concepts of group dynamics which will serve you as a basic for diagnostic and analytical investigations in your own experience with specific groups.

Throughout the term, your experience, success and challenges as a coach will be discussed and supported in three supervision sessions in a small group with your fellow coaching students and a professional supervisor.

The term will close with an evaluation and reflection workshop.

Assessment and permitted materials

*active participation in opening workshop & closing workshop

*self-organized study group meetings with STEOP students (5 meetings)

*active participation in supervision sessions during semester (3 meetings in small groups)

*final reflective assignment (1,500-2,000 words)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will:
be familiar with some of the basic concepts of coaching,
be able to use and/or adapt these methods for guiding learning processes (of groups) in their professional contexts.

Examination topics

Based on the concepts of experienced-based and process-oriented learning students use the seminar group as a resource for their own learning process in both workshops and the peer groups.

Both methods of teacher-trainer education and applied groups dynamics will be used.

Workshops: mix of lecture-style informative and interactive group work sessions, small group and all class discussions, pair work, visualization.

Supervision sessions: coaching, supervision, counseling, case work, theoretical input and discussion.

Reading list

Handouts and additional information will be provided in class.

Association in the course directory

UF 344, BA 612 (alternative Erweiterung), BEd 046 Modul 10
Lehrinhalt: 12-0068

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33