5110726: FU_Intensive training improvisation: exploring and developing personal and professional potential

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Semester:SS 21
Type:Module/Course/Examination
Language:English
ECTS-Credits:3.0
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers

Curricula

Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Cross faculty elective subjects (01.09.2014)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Management (01.09.2018)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2019)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Management (01.09.2020)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2020)

Description

Improvisational theatre is a very fast and spontaneous way of playing theatre. The performers must work together; they make suggestions and accept other's offers; they lead and are being led; and they take over responsibility in order to tell a collective story on stage.
Improvisation on stage and in life is a technique that can be learned. It is inspiring and useful for creativity, communication, collaboration and teamwork. Improvisation cultivates interpersonal skills, you are required to think on your feet, to rapidly make decisions and to be in the moment. Practicing improvisation helps to build all of these skills, so that you can explore and develop your personal and professional potential, plus it is fun!

In this workshop we will work on the following issues:

  • Teamwork: the yes and… principle
  • Flexibility and spontaneity: handling of unexpected and unknown situations
  • Creativity: bring in your own ideas and let them go to find collective solutions as a team
  • Leadership: to lead and to be led
  • Roleplay: change perspectives, explore and take over new roles
  • Thoughtfulness and Concentration: the "here and now" principle
  • Mistakes: make them, feel more comfortable with them and learn from them

Lecture Goals

The participants

  • learn the basic principles of improvisation
  • gain more autonomy and self-confidence
  • enhance their individual spontaneity, authenticity, creativity and flexibility
  • get to know the "yes and" principle as a key to successful communication and teamwork
  • learn how creativity originates and what is therefore needed
  • increase their room for maneuver in unexpected or ambiguous situations
  • sharpen their perception of non-verbal communication

Learning Outcomes

  • Course based on continuous assessment.
  • Meeting attendance obligations and active participation are an essential pre-requisite for successfully completing a course based on continuous assessment.
  • Attendance must be proven for at least 80% of the stipulated contact time.
  • In the case of absenteeism that exceeds the specified limits of absence, a medical certificate is required.
  • Participation in other activities of the university are not recognized as an excused absence

Qualifications

Lectures Method

  • Exercises from improvisational theater
  • Group work
  • Role Playing

Admission Requirements

Conversational level of English

Exam Modalities

Grading

  • Part A: Active participation during the course (50%)
  • Part B: Reflection/analysis of the exercises and learnings in written and in oral form (50%)
  • Part C: Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)

Assessment

Grading

  • Part A: Active participation during the course (50%)
  • Part B: Reflection/analysis of the exercises and learnings in written and in oral form (50%)
  • Part C: Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)

Comments

Fakultätsübergreifendes Wahlfach:
Es gelten spezielle Anmeldemodalitäten.

Exams

  • P-FU_Intensive training improvisation: exploring and developing personal and professional potential (SS 21, in Bewertung)