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pb085 - Soft Skills
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Module label Soft Skills
Module code pb085
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Computing Science
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module
In this module, students have the opportunity to become more concious of their general skills, attitudes and knowledge elements, so-called key skills competences and to develop them in a targeted manner. While expert knowledge is constantly changing, key competences are of lasting value for solving problems and acquiring new competences, even expert knowledge.

During the lecture methods of Soft Skills are underpinned and justified by relevant scientific insights from
e. g. psychology, education, and social sciences. The students collect and reflect practical experience with selected subjects during the exercises. 

Professional competence
The students:
  • identify characteristic properties of scientific texts
  • reflect aspects of the use of media
Methodological competence
The students:
  • moderate teamwork using the moderation method
  • practise to receive and to give constructive feedback
- plan and realize little projects
  • create presentations and reflect the presentations of others
  • try methods of rhetoric
  • reflect methods of project management
  • apply and compare creativity techniques
Social competence
The students:
  • check out feedback and meta-communication
  • reflect the opportunities of teamwork
  • gain basic knowledge about conflict management 

Self-competence
The students:
  • use methods of time management
  • reflect their dealing with criticism and that of others
  • learn about the challenge of assessment centers and reflect their possible roles within
Module contents
Communication, Metacommunication, Feedback, Rhetoric, Writing of Scientific Texts, Teamwork, Moderation, Creativity Techniques, Conflict Management, Presentation, Use of Media, Time Management, Project Management
Reader's advisory
Lecture Notes for this module including an extensive bibliographic reference list, e. g. Uwe Vigenschow, Björn Schneider: Soft Skills für Softwareentwickler. Dpunkt.Verlag, Heidelberg, 2007.
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Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Participation in the exercises is mandatory since they are part of the examinations.
Modullevel PB (Professionalisierungsbereich / Professionalization)
Modulart Ergänzung/Professionalisierung
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program V+Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 WiSe 28 h
Exercises 2.00 SuSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Practical: during semester, theoretical: End of semester.
Practical Exercises during the semester, written exam at the end.

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