Workshops to Strengthen Learning and Self-competence

High demands are made on students' learning and self-competence, whether in terms of self-motivation, self- and time management or dealing with difficult situations in everyday learning and studying. With our range of courses and consulting services, we support these competencies and help you master the demands of studying.

Workshops Offered

The study skills enhancement programs of ProLehre | Media and Didactics primarily offer courses on time and self-management as well as on various learning techniques and strategies.

The Academic Coaching by the TUM Center for Study and Teaching (TUM CST) emphasizes courses on the topics of self-competence, stress management, and personal development.

In addition to the workshops, we also provide individual counseling. You can find more information about this on Pro Lehre’s website on study skills enhancement and on TUM CST’s website on academic coaching.

Registration for the winter semester is possible from 01.10.2021!

October

Already during our studies we are exposed to high performance and time pressure. For this reason, it is important to learn effective strategies,

  • to reduce nervousness and tension,
  • to use good time management,
  • to know your own stress traps,
  • and to observe relaxation phases.

All this will strengthen us for professional life and make it easier to get started.

Within each module there is the possibility to respond to the needs of the group and to answer questions.

Trainer: Adele Brucks (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 18.10.2021, 15:00 – 18:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Studying is full of challenges: Exam stress, difficult tasks, self-organized learning, etc. If you want to achieve goals in your studies, master challenges, go your own way and be able to shape it, you need the ability to think, decide and act on your own responsibility. In the course of this seminar, which consists of six half-days, participants examine their goals, spontaneous reaction patterns and basic beliefs, i.e. their mindset, and how they deal with motivational and emotional challenges. Oriented on empirical findings from psychology and scientifically based strategies, they train the skills to recognize connections and to shape their study life in a goal-oriented way.

Trainer: Raphael Müller-Hotop (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 21.10.2021, 13:00 – 17:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

How do I actually lead myself? This question should be answered at the latest by all those who would like to lead people themselves. This does not necessarily have to go hand in hand with a leadership role in an organization, but also as a group leader of an association or as an organizer of an event one is at the same time leader and led. A basic prerequisite for this is self-reflection and the courage to deal with one's own self. In this seminar, different self-leadership competencies, as well as your personal expression of these competencies, will be highlighted. Theoretical basics, as a basis, paired with many practical exercises, allow a good transfer into your own everyday life. So that the “But how?” becomes a “Yes, of course!”.

Trainer: Franziska Mehrl (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 22.10.2021, 14:00 – 18:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

In a small group, we work with you to develop a helpful learning strategy for the semester. In this way, you will start early this semester to deal with the learning material, find a suitable learning rhythm for yourself and outwit your inner saboteurs.

Trainer: Ursula Kronenberger (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 28.10.2021, 16:00 – 18:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Imagine, tomorrow is an important exam – and you can easily get through it. Although exams always cause you stress and sleepless nights.

In this workshop, we will help you find the right exam strategy for you. You will learn how to best prepare yourself according to the latest scientific findings and how to relax at the decisive moment and reproduce your knowledge precisely and comprehensively. Using modern coaching techniques, we will transform your own doubts into a success story. This coaching workshop is aimed at students who want to have more composure in exam situations and complete their studies with good success.

Trainers: Bettina Hafner & Ursula Kronenberger (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 29.10.2021, 10:00 – 14:00
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Stories are good life simulators, especially the ones you write yourself. In this way, you can prepare for big and small changes, develop and discard ideas, discover feelings, and deepen thoughts. Using guided writing exercises and techniques such as clustering, stream-of-consciousness, or writing under sensory influence, the workshop helps participants

  • to develop a more open approach to language;  
  • to differentiate and expand the world of language and feelings through writing;
  • to formulate one's own abilities, wishes and fears more clearly;
  • to experience a sense of self or writing efficacy without the pressure of performance;
  • to give and accept constructive and appreciative feedback.

Trainer: Tatjana Milovic (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 29.10.2021, 09:00 – 14:30 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

November

This online course gives you the opportunity to reflect on and optimize your self-management over the course of the semester. Eight videos by experts (approx. 30 – 40 minutes) on the topics of learning techniques, motivation and stress management summarize the most important aspects for shaping your own everyday learning. Self-learning materials support you in implementing the knowledge gained from the videos in your own learning.

Once a week you will meet personally with an academic coach and other students to reflect on your individual progress and find solutions together for any obstacles (1 hour).

Trainer: Bettina Hafner (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Dates: 1st group: 02.11.2021, 09:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Format: Multi-part video course with weekly one-hour webinar.
Registration: TUMonline

This online course gives you the opportunity to reflect on and optimize your self-management over the course of the semester. Eight videos by experts (approx. 30 – 40 minutes) on the topics of learning techniques, motivation and stress management summarize the most important aspects for shaping your own everyday learning. Self-learning materials support you in implementing the knowledge gained from the videos in your own learning.

Once a week you will meet personally with an academic coach and other students to reflect on your individual progress and find solutions together for any obstacles (1 hour).

Trainer: Raphael Müller-Hotop (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Dates: 2nd group: 05.11.2021, 09:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Format: Multi-part video course with weekly one-hour webinar.
Registration: TUMonline

Top performance can be learned. Anyone can prepare confidently and stress-free and present authentically.

“I lack the talent for this” is what most people say when asked to present themselves in a job interview, moderate a roundtable discussion or give a presentation. It doesn't have to be that way! You have a choice.

You'll learn how to skillfully manage your body, thoughts, behavior and emotions. With practical exercises and immediately applicable scientifically based action strategies, you will learn to control your physiological and mental activation and to inoculate yourself against stress. If you prepare yourself adequately, you will act more confidently and convince with your performance, even when all eyes are on you.

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Adina Mornell (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 18.11.2021, 18:00 – 19:30 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Do you often feel nervous before exams? Do you already doubt your exam success during the learning phase? Have you ever had a blackout in exams? Do you stay below your potential in exams due to high nervousness?

Exam nerves and exam fears have their own history, but you can resolve them yourself. In this workshop, you will develop your own strategies for exams and for exam preparation. You will learn effective learning strategies and how to get a grip on your nervousness, reduce anxiety and protect yourself from blockades in exams.

Trainers: Bettina Hafner & Ursula Kronenberger (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 18.11.2021, 18:00 – 20:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts and one classroom meeting
Registration: TUMonline

Get the learning flow! In this three-hour live online format with Kia Böck, you'll get a solid foundation for focused and joyful learning. A learning strategy that fits our brain and ensures time and space for joy of life.

Contents:

  • How brains tick: Establishing concentration and motivation.
  • Dealing with disturbances: Finding rituals and rhythm
  • Saving for the long term: finding the right learning timing

Trainer: Kia Böck (Course language: German)
Provider: ProLehre Study Skills Enhancement
Format: Interactive online workshop
Date: 18.11.2021, 14:00 - 17:00 p.m.
Registration:TUMonline

Our own values ​​permanently guide us in everyday life - they say. Sometimes they are referred to as the invisible engine because it mostly happens unconsciously and invisibly. But what are values ​​actually? How can I discover my own values? And how do they express themselves in concrete terms?

We approach this often abstract world with theoretical inputs and various methods in order to make the great construct of values ​​tangible. After analyzing and reflecting on your own values, it is also about discovering and trying out the design options. The weekly rhythm enables the experience to be deepened, stabilized and adjusted as required.

Trainer: Quririn Schnack (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 18.11.2021, 09:00 – 13:00
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Today I start. For sure. Or will it be tomorrow? Do you also always make good resolutions about studying or doing homework – and then fail to keep them? Welcome to the workshop. Starting today, no more procrastination. In this workshop you will find out what the reasons are that you are always late or don't get started at all. You will test yourself, develop your individual, successful work strategy with modern coaching tools and thus finally achieve your goals.

Trainer: Ursula Kronenberger (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 18.11.2021, 10:00 – 14:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection components
Registration: TUMonline

There is a heavy workload at the university. Everyone knows the stress associated with it and many have experience with procrastination. They have had enough of feeling permanently exhausted, of barely being able to finish work or only being able to do so with night shifts; of having no more free time before exams and examinations and of feeling exam nerves. You want to change something.

The conscious handling of time and the use of methods and techniques for effective time management help to cope with the workload.

The seminar consists of two half-day seminar days and four subsequent Zoom meetings (approx. 60 minutes each).

Trainer: Dr. Stephanie Hann (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 22.11.2021, 09:00 – 13:00 
Format: Two half-day online seminars and four Zoom meetings
Registration: TUMonline

During studies it is important to structure a large amount of material and thus to get an overview of the learning workload. The mind mapping method makes this possible and at the same time ensures that through the combination of analysis of the facts and graphic preparation, the contents are better remembered already through the creation of the mind map. In addition, this method helps to take efficient and clear notes during lectures, or to be able to reproduce the content better afterwards. Also in group work, for the summary of the learning material and as basis of the learning plan this method offers many advantages in comparison to conventional procedures.

Trainer: Matthias Kating (Course language: German)
Provider: ProLehre Learning Study Skills Enhancement
Format: Interactive online workshop
Date: 22.11.2021; 09:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration:TUMonline

Already during our studies we are exposed to high performance and time pressure. For this reason, it is important to learn effective strategies,

  • to reduce nervousness and tension,
  • to use good time management,
  • to know your own stress traps,
  • and to observe relaxation phases.

All this will strengthen us for professional life and make it easier to get started.

Within each module there is the possibility to respond to the needs of the group and to answer questions.

Trainer: Adele Brucks (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 23.11.2021, 09:00 – 12:00
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

Writing your final thesis successfully is an important step to acquire your academic degree.

For some students, it is the best chance during their studies to pursue personal ideas and interests autonomously. Nevertheless, there are some essential barriers you should consider: limited time resources, plenty of research literature and the need to communicate effectively with your supervisor are some examples for challenging demands.

The workshop “Strike! – Principles and Tools to Succeed in your Final Thesis” takes up these challenges and makes you familiar with potential steps and principles that can be helpful during this final phase. For that, we take a project management view and have a closer look at how to manage your time with a schedule, work effectively with an outcome perspective and how to deal with organizing and structuring information. International students get in touch with a German point of view to become more self-confident in the interaction with their supervisors.

The workshops consists of two online sessions.

Please note: This course is best suited for students who are about to write their final thesis or have already started it.

Trainer: Michael Hellwig (Course language: German)
Anbieter: ProLehre Study Skills Enhancement
Format: Interactive online-workshop in two live sessions
Date: 27.11.2021 and 04.12.2021, 09:30 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.
Anmeldung:  TUMonline

You know how to learn. That's part of what got you into TUM. However, studying at TUM is on a different quantum level from high school. So it’s smart to look at techniques and strategies to get the work done and not drown in stress.

The first step in any project is to assess what's on hand and what you need to acquire. To improve your learning you need to figure out where you stand, then look at possibilities of improvement. In the course we will look at the following areas:

  • Learning style
  • Time management
  • Studying techniques

When it comes to learning and studying one size does not fit all: there is no single “right way to study”. To find out what works and doesn't work for you, you will get to know a lot of tools and techniques that might change the way you study.

Please note: This workshop takes place in two consecutive live sessions.

Trainer: Dr. Stephanie Hann (Course language: English)
Provider: ProLehre Study Skills Enhancement
Format: Interactive online-workshop in two live sessions
Date: 29.–30.11.2021; 09:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration:TUMonline

This course is aimed at all students who are not yet used to presenting themselves and their content freely and unbiasedly in front of others. The participants should gain an awareness of their own impact of their appearance and learn action strategies to congruently adjust inner and outer attitude. The course is meant to be an offer to try out oneself in an uncensored and free way with the help of exercises and elements from improvisational theater and body work.

Improvisational theater means to get in motion, to be quick-witted and to surprise yourself. For this, roles are created, characters are slipped into, stories are invented, absurd things are claimed - all methods to get in touch with oneself, one's own body and the person opposite. Bodywork helps to sharpen and change one's own awareness of the effect.

Trainer: Veronika Molin (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 30.11.2021, 13:00 – 17:00 
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

December

In this transfer nugget to the online workshop “Wie wir ticken: Erfolgreich lernen” (“The Way we Tick: Learning Successfully”) we evaluate together the learning phase after the workshop, celebrate successes and learn from mistakes, together we analyze and work on faux pas. We also plan sparring partnerships for long-term independent support in your studies.

Follow-Up Contents:

  •  Success stories: What worked?
  •  Self-boycott/application hurdles: Where is something still missing?
  •  Error culture: What do we learn from it?
  •  Sparring and consulting: Learning to find solutions together.

Trainer: Kia Böck (Course language: German)
Provider: ProLehre Learning Competence Support
Format: Interactive online follow-up
Date: 02.12.2021, 09:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Registration:TUMonline

One online course follows the next, there are many changes at once: The self-intervention strategies in this workshop will help you to stay in a good mood. You can use them to actively influence your attitude in short time windows, which increases the possibility for joy and good mood in the virtual learning and studying everyday life again.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • move from “running away from” to “running towards”,
  • stop the constant brooding,
  • get clarity of purpose in lectures by using the TQ3L formula,
  • gain balance in everyday learning and studying.

Trainer: Kia Böck (Course language: German)
Provider: ProLehre Study Skills Enhancement
Format: Interactive online workshop
Date: 09.12.2021, 09:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Registration:TUMonline

Our lives don't always go according to plan. Sometimes a few important exams go wrong and we doubt whether we will ever reach our study goal. Sometimes we are rejected for an internship or lose contact with important people. With such setbacks, we quickly get stuck in our problems and sometimes find it difficult to find our way out.

The seminar offers you different possibilities to gain new insights into the events and to draw motivation for your further studies and life. It is about questioning and changing your own thinking and actions. This is not always easy, but it is always a rewarding path.

After all, phases in which we question many things are part of life. It is important to have the right tools to deal constructively with difficult experiences and to find one's own way.

Trainer: Ingrid Cavalieri (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 09.12.2021, 09:00 – 17:00
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection parts
Registration: TUMonline

January

In principle, there's nothing wrong with interesting challenges and variety. But sometimes you reach the point where you fear you won't be able to meet the requirements or fulfill the expectations. And even otherwise, it would be nice if things were easier to do. Fortunately, we always have the opportunity to draw on our talents, strengths and resources – if we manage to consciously perceive and activate them.

Trainer: Marion Houben (Course language: German)
Provider: Academic Coaching CST & WTG@MCTS
Date: 24.01.2022, 09:00 – 14:00
Format: Multi-part online seminar with self-reflection components
Registration: TUMonline

March

Writing your final thesis successfully is an important step to acquire your academic degree.

For some students, it is the best chance during their studies to pursue personal ideas and interests autonomously. Nevertheless, there are some essential barriers you should consider: limited time resources, plenty of research literature and the need to communicate effectively with your supervisor are some examples for challenging demands.

The workshop “Strike! - Principles and tools to succeed in your final thesis" takes up these challenges and makes you familiar with potential steps and principles that can be helpful during this final phase. For that, we take a project management view and have a closer look at how to manage your time with a schedule, work effectively with an outcome perspective and how to deal with organizing and structuring information. International students get in touch with a German point of view to become more self-confident in the interaction with their supervisors.

The workshops consists of two online sessions.

Please note: This course is best suited for students who are about to write their final thesis or have already started it.

Trainer: Michael Hellwig (Course language: English)
Anbieter: ProLehre Study Skills Enhancement
Format: Interactive online-workshop in two live sessions
Date: 12.03.2022 and 19.03.2022, 9:30 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.
Anmeldung:  TUMonline