Utilizing Social Skills and Effective Communication for School and Classroom Interaction

Program Details

Title
Utilizing Social Skills and Effective Communication for School and Classroom Interaction
Duration: 10 hours
Prerequisites: Having educational bachelor degree or completed fundamental education qualification programs, and Reflective Practitioner Teacher – training program.
Material: Training Guide, Program Kit, and online resources on Marifah
Level - Track: Advanced Educational Qualification
Target Audience : Target Audience : Teachers (KG, Math, Science, English, and Computer Science) grade (1-3).

Short Description

International schools deploy a diverse social, cultural, ethnical and mental blend of teachers and students. There could be a range of practices and social skills they use to communicate with others. They may not be aware of valued social skills at school. Therefore, the schools are responsible for providing them with these skills so that they could respect diversity, positively interact with others, work as a team, easily resolve their emerging disputes, and learn "the hidden curriculum". Through that curriculum, they gain values, as well as mental and social skills which are common in the school community.

This program trains teachers on how to understand social and communication skills in different forms, how to use them to build positive relations with peers, students and parents, and how to train students on these skills.

Big Ideas

Communication is a process of interacting that enables us to share knowledge and experiences with anything outside ourselves.
Communication is an art which involves receptive and productive skills, such as listening and speaking as well as reading and writing.
Proficient communicators receive information, understand and synthesize it and express themselves at a high level.
Excellent teachers are able to construct knowledge, skills and values at the same time they communicate their caring for the students which is entrusted to their care.
The hidden curriculum consists of the unspoken academic, social, and cultural messages that are communicated to students while they are in school.

Essential Questions

What is Effective Communication?
Why do we need to communicate?
Why do we need social skills in our learning environment?
How can we deal (act or react) with people differ from us?
How can we teach students to respect variances?

Outcomes

Unit Outcomes
1
  • • Explain the meaning of communication.  
  • • Recognize effective communication and how to apply it.
  • • Identify the elements of communication and how to develop them to create an effective communication. 
 2
  • • Define social skills.
  • • Explain the importance of social skills in the education system.
  • • Evaluate polices in the learning environment.
 2
  • • Recognize the hidden curriculum.
  • • Explain how to develop hidden curriculum in the learning environment.
  • • Compare between different cultures.

Assessment

No Assessment Component Weight
1 Attendance and Participation Participation 5
Attendance 5
2 Formative Assessment Self-assessment KWL-Q 5
Vocabulary Tool post and pre 5
Unit Pre-Post self-Assessment by using a checklist of targeted knowledge and skills for each unit . 5
Trainer evaluation Unit 1 Q&A assessment for the main concepts of in the unit. 15

Unit 2 Q&A assessment for the main concepts of in the unit

15

Unit 3 assessment for the self – learning activities in the unit

3 Summative assessment Summative Unit 3 Assessment task: evaluating trainees’ communication by an open evaluation session, by asking trainees to discuss the training topics and the trainer having a rubric to evaluate trainees’ communication skills 10
Exit Task 5
Portfolio 10
Final exam 20
Program Total 95

Time Distribution

No Item Time (min)
1 KWL-Q 15
2 Pre-Vocabulary Tool 15
3 Terminology 10
4 Activity 1.1: Idealist Person 50
5 Activity 1.2: Elements of Effective Communication Skills 50
6 Activity 1.3: How to wear a Jacket activity 50
7 Activity 1.4: Improving your Communication 50
8 Assessment task 10
9 Activity 2.1: Social Skills 45
10 Activity 2.2: Present Yourself 50
11 Activity 2.3: Formal Event preparation 40
12 Activity 2.4: Framework presentation 50
13 Activity 2.5: Social skills &Networking 45
14 Assessment task 15
15 Activity 3.1: Hidden Curriculum Self-learning
16 Activity 3.2: Illustrate Hidden Curriculum 30
17 Activity 3.3: Extract Hidden Curriculums for community Self-learning
18 Activity 3.4: Training Necklace 30
19 Activity 3.5: Social Intelligence Self-learning
20 Assessment task 15
21 Post -Vocabulary Tool 10
22 Exit Task 20
Total 10 Hours


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