Introduction to Taking Charge®
by Nancy J. Lavelle, Ph.D.
10-hour introduction to Taking Charge® course offered in both in-person and online formats. Flexible scheduling. Optional: Earning one unit of graduate-level credit from Continuing Education at the University of California, Los Angeles upon successful completion of the course. Includes manual.
Topics Included in the Introduction to Taking Charge®
- Observing my own and others assumptions (backgrounds of interpretation) about learning and learners.
- Observing how our self-narratives (the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and others) can close or open possibilities for learning.
- Working in partnership with learners to build a learning ecology of mutual learning, mutual, trust, and mutual respect.
- Understanding and using structured choice to support learners to demonstrate personal responsibility for their own learning process.
- Identifying my own and assisting other learners to identify their areas of life concerns.
- Recognizing the level of learning competence that a learner is demonstrating in his or her self-identified areas of life concerns and empowering that learner to move to their next level of learning competence.
- Assisting learners to identify their own learning preferences and styles.
- Working in partnership with learners to engage in dialogue possibilities that turn learning breakdowns into learning opportunities.
- Recognizing and using the four speech acts that are the basis for committed speaking and listening to open possibilities for learning and committed action.
- Working in partnership with learners to observe and design the underlying features of a successful learning environment in my own setting.
- Observing and acknowledging learners and empowering learners to acknowledgement themselves when they demonstrate competencies that open possibilities for learning success.
- Module 1: Principles of Linguistic Coaching®
- Module 2: Examining Assumptions about Learners with Challenges
- Module 3: Observation and Learning
- Module 4: Dialogues for Action
- Module 5: Creating a Learning Ecology