|Academic year||2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||COMPETENCY LAB|
|Course code||AM0006 (AF:247537 AR:153620)|
|Degree level||Master's Degree Programme (DM270)|
|Educational sector code||NN|
The soft skills are a set of individual characteristics needed to achieve effective work performance. These skills can be activated in any job that requires them, and can be of achievement, relational or cognitive nature, such as: achievement orientation, initiative, adaptability, empathy, leadership, conflict management, persuasion, group management, self-awareness, self-control, pattern recognition, system thinking, oral communication, etc.
Each Competency Lab is structured in 4 classroom meetings, lating about 3 hours each (corresponding to 15 academic hours) and in activities to be carried out online between one meeting and another. The entire Lab is organized over a period of 5 weeks.
Enrollment and attendance are mandatory. The class participation and the completion of the proposed activities through the online platform will provide 3 extracurricular credits (3 CFU), which will be inserted in the student's academic career and in the final extract of exams.
Competency Lab has been developed by the Ca' Foscari Competency Centre, the research centre whose aim is to improve people's employability through the development of their soft skills.
- increasing their awareness of their aspirations and targets of personal and professional growth;
- measuring the possession of their social and emotional competencies needed to achieve their targets;
- understanding their own strengths and weaknesses, necessary to define an individual learning plan;
- understanding the expectations coming from the labor market, in terms of soft skills that are needed, and understand how to effectively offer themselves on the labor market leveraging on their own Personal Vision and on their competency portfolio.
During the Competency Lab each student is driven through three stages. The first step is the identification of his/her future goals. This phase wants to orient the student to a mature and clear vision of his/her professional goals (ideal self). The second phase makes it possible to understand the level of possession of a set of emotional and social competencies (real self). The third phase involves the awareness of his/her strengths and weaknesses, and helps the student to understand which competencies he/she has to develop, by implementing new behaviors, to achieve his/her ideal self.
The online activities will be supported by a digital learning platform developed by the Competency Centre for Ca' Foscari students. Through this platform, each student will have access to a set of additional activities required for the course: i.e., watching a short movie, filling in some questionnaires, completing some exercises.
In the academic year 2017/2018 four editions of Competency Labs are provided, in September 2017, November 2017, February 2018 and March 2018.
The dates of the next edition will be published on this page: http://www.unive.it/pag/30758/ (section "Modalità di partecipazione e iscrizione").
The enrollment procedure is available on page: http://www.unive.it/pag/30758/ .
The attendance at all 4 class meetings and the completion of the proposed activities on the online platform are required for the provision of 3 extracurricular credits (3 CFU), which will be included among supernumerary credits.
- Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
- E-learning, moodle platforms