Practice-Research Workshop in Mušov

The 7th practice-research workshop was held in the Hotel Termal Mušov, in Mušov-Pasohlávky in Czech Republic. Besides the iCom-Team, 8 participants from industry in the Czech Republic and Austria were present. Moreover, the director of the organization CERIT and former rector of the Masaryk University Brno, Jiří Zlatuška, was invited as keynote speaker. Further, Ladislav Nykl, a person-centered psychotherapist and counselor, participated in the workshop.

In the first part of the workshop, three presentations on technology and cometencies transfere from Mag. Olga Bohuslavová, doc. RNDr. Tomáš Pitner, Ph.D. and Prof. RNDr. Jiří Zlatuška, CSc. Were given. In the second part of the workshop, Bernhard Standl presented a part of his PhD thesis concerning the use of a pattern language in blended learning settings at secondary school level. In the third part of the workshop was structured as open space. Open space is a form of meeting, in which people can propose topics they want to deal with in a group. Some simple rules lay out the frame of this form of meeting:

Practice/Research Workshop VII Musov

"Whoever comes is the right people."
"Whenever it starts is the right time."
"Wherever it happens is the right place."
"Whatever happens is the only thing that could have."
"When it´s over, it´s over."

Moreover, the "Law of two feet" specifies that except for the person that proposes a topic people can switch groups if they wish to. The topics participants wanted to delve into were: "Support of Group Processes by means of Online Communication", "Ideal Manager Self", "Active Listening Practice" and "Managing Geniuses". After the group sessions, members of each group presented some results or impressions of their discussions and dialogues.