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Moderation Psychology I

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
HS 2023
Prof. Dr. Fabiola Heike Gerpott
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
While individuals may rely on their instincts to communicate and engage in daily conversations, effective communication and engaging discussions often require strategic planning, especially in an organizational setting. This course aims to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge to create and facilitate successful communication and discussions within the framework of organizations. Throughout the course, students will go through a “train-the-trainer” program to learn how to develop course objectives, create effective lesson plans, design engaging learning activities, and assess student learning. The course will cover the principles of different learning theories, group processes, and assessment strategies. Students will also have the opportunity to practice their teaching skills in small role plays and receiving feedback from their peers and instructors. By the end of the course, students will have developed a comprehensive course plan that incorporates the flipped classroom method and will be well-equipped to put these skills into practice in “Moderation Psychology II”.
Date Time
Wednesday, 06.09.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Wednesday, 13.09.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 21.09.2023 15:30 - 18:45
Tuesday, 26.09.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 17.10.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 17.10.2023 15:30 - 18:45
Having an understanding of core concepts and methods related to the field of learning theory.

II. Skills-related

Being able to work in a team to develop an interactive lecture with engaging activities.

Being able to provide feedback to peers on their teaching skills.

III. Attitude-related

Developing a mindset to support a diverse group of people in their learning process.

Being able and willing to critically reflect upon the role of different training and learning approaches in organizations

There are no required pre-readings for all participants; relevant literature will be announced in the syllabus.
Role plays, interactive lectures, peer-feedback, self-reflection
30% lesson plan

50% exam

20% in-class presentation

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