School/project monitoring and soft skills (18 hours)

Teachers: Gianluca Baldassarre (CNR)/Daniele Caligiore (CNR)/Massimiliano Sparro

The course will be based on regular two-weekly meetings of two hours, and will have two objectives. The first objective will aim to have an continuous ongoing monitoring of the School implementation. This will involve both the entire course (topics, teachers, dynamics, etc.) and the students projects (objectives, specific problems, support, advancement towards the internship, etc.). The second objective will aim to introduce some elements for personal/professional development and soft skills. This will be done through the following lessons, many involving direct experiences:

  • Baldassarre: Brain basis of personal skills strengthening
  • Baldassarre: Personal strengths and life goal identification
  • Caligiore: Team formation and interdisciplinarity
  • Sparro: Coaching and its basic techniques
  • Baldassarre: Sub-goal management: SMART goals, Scrum, Trello
  • Caligiore: Techniques for effective communication
  • Sparro: Feedback and performance management
  • Sparro: Cognitive styles and learning approaches
  • Caligiore: Creativity techniques, commitment and adaptation