Teaching Life Competences 2 - Building Your Students’ Resilience Through The Development of Social Competences

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No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience.” ― Eric Greitens, Resilience

At some point, everyone experiences varying degrees of setbacks and adversity. The world is changing rapidly, and we all need to adapt quickly to new conditions and challenges and cope with stress.

Do you know people who are able to handle life’s challenges (both major and minor) with greater ease, grow from adversity, and turn potentially negative events into positive ones? Those people have one thing in common – resilience.   

In schools, we need resilient students and teachers who have the strength to overcome hardship in their lives, cope with stress in a healthy manner and sustain a high level of motivation and performance. We know that it is possible to develop resilience and this course will help you to understand how we can do it in schools.

As Aristotle said, ‘Man is a social animal”, human beings interact with each other having a deep impact on each other’s life. Relationships are inevitable for building resilience; social competences are important for building good relationships, therefore through this course, we will examine three competences of the Social Area of LifeComp (empathy, communication, collaboration) and their impact on resilience.

The course “Building your students’ resilience through the development of social competences” is the second of the series of courses where we will explore the different areas of LifeComp.

The course will start on 19 September and conclude on 5 October 2022. The estimated workload is 3-4 hours per week.

Duration and workload

Start date: Monday 19 September 2022
End date: Wednesday 5 October 2022

Duration: 2 weeks and 3 days
Workload: 3-4 hours per week, 10 hours in total

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Target audience

The course targets educators who are interested in building their own resilience as well as the resilience of their students by developing social competencies that allow them to successfully manage the challenges of a rapidly changing world.  

Learning objectives

  • Reflect on your own resilience 
  • Design your resilience toolkit 
  • Examine competences of LifeComp Framework and more specifically the social competences 
  • Understand what resilience is and how it is connected to the LifeComp framework 
  • Discover ideas and learning activities to foster empathy, communication, and collaboration 
  • Create strategies to develop resilience of your students and assess those created by your peers

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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  1. How This Course Works
  2. Module 1: Life Competences and Their Importance for Resilience
  3. Module 2: Building Resilience in Schools
  4. Module 3: Social Competences
  5. Module 4: Final Task