Developing counseling skills in an inverted classroom and training environment: concepts, techniques, experiences

Webinars 2015

Webinar by Wolfgang Widulle, FHNW, August 27, 2015

Communication and counseling skills are crucial for Social Work professionals. As Bachelor courses suffer from lack of lecture time, student workload, teaching resources and training possibilities, counseling education needs a constructive and effective conceptualisation, which targets personal attitudes and values, knowledge-acquisition and practical social skills.

The webinar will deliver insights into a two-semester learning environment on professional communication, negotiation and counseling at the School of Social Work (University of Applied Sciences North Western Switzerland). The course (for 230 students) integrates the educational concept of the adaptive learning environment (Wahl 2013), flipped classroom (Handke 2012, Kück 2014) and social skills training (Hinsch/Pfingsten 2007).

The presentation will focus on: - Basic structures and principles of counseling training based on the flipped classroom - Types of videos (video lectures, role play recordings, case videos, video in exams) - Some aspects on preparing and recording video lectures - Experiences, benefits, challenges and further developments of a one-year trial