Uni, Duo, Tre consists of three components...
...and is designed in a simple way!
Uni, Duo, Tre is not a classic communcation training package. It is about authentic communication and reflexion. It is about
- getting the best possible results and information from communication processes at individual and group level - a key consideration is listening.
- reflecting communication processes.
- collecting experience on good communication and realizing that this contributes to sustainabitliy.
Within communication sending (speaking) is primarily addressed. Listening is a kind of focussed preception.
Uni, Duo, Tre should help to practice listening - by "training on the job“, because sustainability related questions and topics are addressed on the basis of the here presented citeria and principles.
Topics can be investigated at different levels:
- the individual and personal level
- discussion between two or three people
- group discussions (7 to 13 or also 30 persons and more)
Questions, topics and tasks
Questions, topics and tasks can be chosen freely. It can well be that the initial topic, the content or the objectives change throughout a conversation. It makes sense to take note of this and e.g. write down on a fllipchart when this happens and lateron reflect why this occured (turning points). It is not important WHO provoked it, but WHAT happened and WHY. The communication process and the result is always achieved by the group as a whole, (also when there is no result).
Homogenous or heterogenous groups
Especially in group conversations it is interesting to see what happens when homogenous groups (= same age, same semester of study, same discipline...) are in discussion, in contrast to a heterogenous group (= different age, different disciplines, e.g. even non-universitarian persons...) addressing the same topic.
Let students experience what happens, when discussion take place with or about concerned people (e.g. migration, banks, spatial planning, taxes, tuition fees...).
The module contains:
- a suggestion for implementation (rules) for teachers and
- a handout for students.
Another hint: Take it relaxed and feel free to experiment in small steps. You may also contact the author - good luck and have fun!