Academic Catalog

GPC310 DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR PEER GUIDANCE

Course Code: 3780310
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Guidance And Psychological Counseling
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer Dr. EDA SUN SELIIK
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course has been designed to facilitate the development of leadership, communication and helping skills among advanced 3rd and 4th year students by providing them an opportunity to assist in the delivery of the GPC 100 courses to first year METU-NCC students. The course will be conducted in an interactive small group format. Through discussion and small group exercises, students enrolled in this course will be introduced to a variety of topics designed to enhance their skills in the following areas: effective communication, ethical and professional behavior, peer education, study and time management skills, conflict resolution and problem solving. The focus of this course will be on the development of skills and knowledge that will not only support the students ` work as peer guides with 1st year students but will provide essential training and experience in the development of leadership, communication, and helping skills that will be helpful in other settings. The class also provides the means for the evaluation, reflection and processing of student experiences as a peer guide.