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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®

  1. Observing my own and others assumptions (backgrounds of interpretation) about learning and learners.
  2. Observing how our self-narratives (the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and others) can close or open possibilities for learning.
  3. Working in partnership with learners to build a learning ecology of mutual learning, mutual, trust, and mutual respect.
  4. Understanding and using structured choice to support learners to demonstrate personal responsibility for their own learning process.
  5. Identifying my own and assisting other learners to identify their areas of life concerns.
  6. 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.
  7. Assisting learners to identify their own learning preferences and styles.
  8. Working in partnership with learners to engage in dialogue possibilities that turn learning breakdowns into learning opportunities.
  9. Recognizing and using the four speech acts that are the basis for committed speaking and listening to open possibilities for learning and committed action.
  10. Working in partnership with learners to observe and design the underlying features of a successful learning environment in my own setting.
  11. 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

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