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This course involves activities, games and exercises that aim to develop principles of teamwork and leadership, replicating contexts that students are likely to encounter in their future academic, professional, and social development. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, as well as to look at the behavioural styles of famous leaders.
In this course students consider what it really means to be a part of a team, and what attitudes and insights they might need if they were placed in a position of leadership. In addition to practical team-building activities, students are also required to reflect upon and discuss the more theoretical elements of leadership. These two elements will be used in conjunction with each other to allow students to replicate the kinds of situations faced during everyday life, as well as discuss and evaluate their performance. It goes without saying that these transferable skills will be of immense use to students even outside the classroom.
In spite of its more serious elements, the course is also designed to allow students to enjoy themselves and have the opportunity to get to know their peers as they work together to solve the tasks that the workshop leader throws at them. Students come from a wealth of diverse backgrounds, and the the unique insights that this provides can be used to great advantage over the course of the workshops.
During the course of this workshop students are asked to complete a range of tasks and activities, which are all geared towards inspiring them to become stronger leaders and better team players. These activities work in conjunction with discussion of theories of teamwork and leadership, and allow students to reflect on what kind of leader/team player they currently are, and what they would like to become.
We all have strengths when it comes to working in a group situation, and we all have areas that could perhaps be improved upon. The beauty of working as a team is that it allows us to use the numerous talents and varied skills of different group members to complete tasks or overcome obstacles. These sessions are aimed at ensuring that students recognise what talents are available to the groups that they find themselves working in, and make sure that they are utilised as fully as possible, while also being able to deal with any problems or unexpected situations that may arise.
This subject is part of the Broadening Horizons course at Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Oxford summer school.
The Broadening Horizons course, for students aged 16 to 18, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 30+ study options are available!
Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying Broadening Horizons in Oxford get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Oxford or in our 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor.
No previous formal study of the subject will be assumed, but students will be expected to share their skills and insights with the class in order to maximise the utility gained by every member.
The Broadening Horizons programme - our flagship Oxford summer course - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs
To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main Broadening Horizons Programme page
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