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EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL COMPETENCES FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

CODE 98245
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 2 cfu during the 2nd year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) - GENOVA
  • LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Over professional life everyone has to deal with challenges, feelings and social relations.
    Professionals acquire technical but not emotional and social skills.
    They learn how to perform their tasks and resolve technical issues but often ignore how to successfully overcome challenges, handling emotions and relationships.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The main goal of the course is to learn how to successfully deal with professional challenges, emotions and relationships, overcoming the main obstacle to professional success: the lack of emotional maturity and the lack of adequate social skills.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides students with the fundamental knowledge
    necessary to:
    • Developing a strong and quiet mind in stressful environments
    • Managing feelings and emotional reactions
    • Adopting and maintaining a positive attitude under stress
    • Making sound and fearless decisions in line with own’s values
    • Acquiring listening, communication and rapport skills
    • Handling conflicts with effectiveness

    TEACHING METHODS

    Emotional and social competences are acquired through a
    progressive assimilation of a previous cognition.
    These competences cannot be retained by sheer memorisation.
    Assimilating the cognitive understanding of own’s emotional and
    social patterns requires an introspective work - like a mirror pointed
    inwards - that is unfolded over each class and is expected to be
    practiced between classes.
    Classes are interactive and participative.
    The studying material is distributed between classes.
    Attending classes is an essential condition to understand and the
    successful assimilate the topics unfolded. Classes attendance is
    required to pass the test.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The main topics unfolded over the classes are:
    • Understanding the source of self-confidence
    • Developing an inner sense of success
    • Handling one’s performance drivers
    • Differentiating facts from assumptions
    • Recognising and handling emotions
    • Understanding the relation between expectations and emotions
    • Handling unfulfilled expectations
    • Managing stress and anger
    • Developing locus control & self-responsibility
    • Adopting a conscious positive attitude
    • Assimilating values for good deciton-making
    • Developing social and communication skills
    • Handling conflicts
     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Swami Dayananda Saraswati, The need for personal reorganisation,
    Arsha Vidya Research and Publication Trust, 2008.
    Swami Dayananda Saraswati, The Value of Values, Arsha Vidya
    Research and Publication Trust, 2007.
    Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Crisis management, Arsha Vidya
    Research and Publication Trust, 2007.
    W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Stress, Random House, 2009.
    W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Work, Random House, 2001.
    D. Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Dell, 1998.
    Timothy Gallwey’s books can be also purchased online.
    Swami Dayananda’s books are available online in the app “Teachings
    of Swami Dayananda”

    FURTHER READINGS
    Emotional Intelligence, Harvard Business Review
    h\ps://hbr.org/2015/04/how-emo`onal-intelligence-became-a-key-leadershipskill
    The measuring s`ck of life (John Steinbeck, East of Eden, chapter 34)
    h\ps://genius.com/John-steinbeck-east-of-eden-chapter-34-annotated

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The test consists of the reasoned development of subjects unfolded
    over the course. Attending classes, actively participating, carrying
    out the practices assigned over the course is taken into account for
    the exam’s mark.