Team Coaching

Facilitating communication in the classroom
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332 students
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Leaners will know the main concepts and theories about coaching and team coaching
Learners will be able to apply the acquired knowledge for self-improvement
Learners will be able to use the acquired skills in communication, team work and leadership
Learners will be familiar with online coaching platforms


  • No previous experience required


The main aim of the "Team Coaching" MOOC is to develop the tools necessary for skills enhancement, targeted to higher education, which will enhance better knowledge transfer a class into team, and create, in that way, an environment for effective learning.

The MOOC will provide an important tool for educators to facilitate communication skills within the classroom. In this way, educators will be able, for instance, to convert the classroom climate into a successful team instead of a group of individual learners. The project will help smooth communication problems during HE education/training and improve the efficiency level in HE.

The MOOC applies innovative ideas and methodologies in the field of training of HE students, such as the Virtual Coaching, which is a new concept of coaching methodologies entirely online, developing and using team-class coaching methodology, another non-traditional coaching methodology, enabling the linking and cooperation between instructor and student with an aim to provide the latter a deeper and long-lasting learning which will turn the classroom into a "team".

The digital learning tools that will be developed in the project, which will consist in a new communication toolkit based on effective psychological and pedagogical approaches, aim to fill the communication gap between educators and learners in learning and transferring information into behaviors.

In summary, the MOOC will create a potential development key; development of new e-learning tools for students, trainers and professionals; to promote the application of good practices for the enhancement of innovative skills; and to provide knowledge, skills and competences by using virtual tools.

Who this course is for:

  • Educators and trainers


Carlos Vaz de Carvalho
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I'm currently Professor at the Computer Eng. Dep. of the Engineering School of the Porto Polytechnic (ISEP). I'm also Director of Virtual Campus Lda, an SME dedicated to Technology Enhanced Learning and Serious Games.

I have a PhD (2001) in Technologies and Information Systems from the University of Minho, focusing in the use of e-learning in Higher Education.

As professor, I've lectured more than 20 different courses on Algorithms, Programming, Data Structures, E-Learning and Multimedia. Currently I'm lecturing Serious Games Design and Development and Multimedia Application Development. I was responsible for planning and developing the syllabuses and materials for most of these courses.

I started my research career in 1988 at INESC in the Computer Graphics Group. In 1996, I focused in Technology Enhanced Learning while doing my PhD at the University of Minho. From 2005 to 2014, I was Scientific Coordinator of GILT R&D (Games, Interaction and Learning Technologies). I've directed eight PhD and 40 MSc theses and authored over 200 publications and communications, including more than ten books (as author and editor). I coordinated 16 national and European projects and participated in more than 20 other projects. I worked as an expert for the European Commission and associated agencies in the scope of the Socrates-ODL, Minerva, E-Learning, E-Contents Plus, Lifelong Learning and Erasmus+ programmes.

On the management side, I directed the Distance Education Unit of the Porto Polytechnic from 1997 until 2000. From 2001 until 2005 I was E-Learning Director of ISEP and served as Dean of the Computer Eng. Dep. between 2003 and 2005. Between 2011 and 2013 I was President of the Portuguese Chapter of the IEEE Education Society.

Currently, I'm directing a company dedicated to the production of Serious Games and Technology-based Educational contents and applications.

Instructor at Udemy
Sussi Mikaelsson
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I work as a project coordinator at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine. There, I also have the task of being project manager for the ClassTHIFA project, which is financed via the EU's ERASMUS+.

ClassTHIFA - A tool for educators to facilitate the classroom into a successful team.

The ClassTHIFA project will develop the coaching tools necessary for skills enhancement, targeted at higher education to enhance knowledge transfer and effective learning, transforming classes to teams using cognitive behavioral tools and the five senses.

Projects Virtual Campus
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
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Dementia is one of the most prevalent and burdensome diseases in older age. By the year 2030, estimates suggest that there will be 74.7 million people with different forms of dementia worldwide. There is no cure for dementia: drugs only address the symptoms of the disease and non-pharmaceutical interventions are continuously tested and updated to improve patients’ quality of life: from interventions to increase of communication skills, agitation and stress reduction, and use of new technology.

The value of disseminating evidence on these interventions is immeasurable, but surprisingly this knowledge is often not available to care staff.

The iDO project aims at diminishing this existing gap by designing and developing an effective training package in close collaboration with people with dementia and their caregivers in hopes that this will promote the acquisition of skills by direct-care workers. This will be achieved by conducting different interviews with caregivers, patients, but also health professionals and then transforming it into an online massive course. The project will also develop and include a serious-game where people will be able to apply their gained knowledge on the different topics related with dementia.

Instructor at Udemy for ClassThifa course
Dolores Forgione
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Project Manager of EU funded projects. Since 2007, she has been working as Project Manager of European funded projects taking care of writing and submitting the proposal, managing the partnership and the relation with the Funding Authority and finally, of the reporting duties. Besides, she is specialised in coordinating dissemination and communication activities of the project she is involved in by drafting dissemination plan and coordinating the dissemination activities (as organisation of events) and developing dissemination/communication tools.

Martina Albanese
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Adjunct lecturer at the University of Palermo.

Research interests: the methodology of coaching; neuroeducation and the functioning of the learning brain; Maria Montessori and contemporary developments of the Montessori method; active ageing and lifelong learning; the methodology of storytelling; the school-family-community relationship; the assessment of learning from a neuroscientific perspective.


- Albanese, M. (2022). Partnership for training: genitori, docenti e dirigenti a confronto. Strumenti e modelli di valutazione. Lecce: PensaMultimedia.

- Albanese, M. & Compagno, G. (2022). La valutazione di attività neurodidattiche. Fondamenti, tecniche e strumenti. Roma: Anicia Editore.

- Cappuccio, G., Compagno G., Albanese M., (2023). Gioco nella fascia 0-6: didattica osservazione e valutazione. Bergamo: Edizioni Junior (in pubblicazione).

Scientific article:

- Albanese, M. (2021). The multi-code language of the mind. A survey on teachers’ educational practices. Giornale Italiano Di Educazione Alla Salute, Sport E Didattica Inclusiva, 5(3), 49-59.

- Compagno, G. Albanese, M., Gola, G. (2023). NeuroTeaching. To bring educational neuroscience into the classroom. Q-Times Webmagazine, 1(1), 60-72.

- Martina Albanese, Giuseppa Compagno (2023). The neuroeducation perspective in the evaluation of the teacher's methodological-didactic skills. Giornale Italiano Di Educazione Alla Salute, Sport E Didattica Inclusiva, 1.

- Martina Albanese (2023). Storytelling and alzheimer's disease: narrative activity that promotes

identity and flourishes in interaction. Giornale Italiano di Educazione alla Salute, Sport e Didattica Inclusiva, 7(2).

- Albanese, M., Maniscalco, L., (2021). FORI (Training for Inclusion): Direct Line to Science, In EDULEAR Proceedings, 13th International Conference 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 5th-6th oh July 2021, pp. 11880-11886.

- Albanese, M., Maniscalco, L., (2021), The environment as the child’s primary interlocutor, In EDULEAR Proceedings, L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres IATED Academy (Eds), 13th International Conference 13th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies, 5th-6th oh July 2021, pp. 11897- 11906.

- Maniscalco, L., Albanese, M., (2021). Reflective And Generative Learning In Future Support Teachers’ Laboratories Training, In EDULEAR Proceedings, L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres IATED Academy (Eds), 13th International Conference 13th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies, 5th-6th oh July 2021, pp. 11987- 11994.

- Maniscalco, L., Albanese, M., (2021)., Observation As A Method: Free Manifestation In The Montessori Approach. In EDULEAR Proceedings, L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres IATED Academy (Eds), 13th International Conference 13th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies, 5th-6th oh July 2021, pp. 11978- 11986.

- Martina Albanese (2021). The validation of a self-assessment tool for the teacher's practices that embraces the neuro-educational approach. In 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (pp. 5270-5276).

Project manager
Sofia Papakonstantinou
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Sofia Papakonstantinou is a project manager active in the field of EU projects since 2013; has experience in research, social inclusion, dissemination and stakeholders’ engagement activities; she has been working in more than 15 projects in the field of innovation, societal transformation, employment, training, including blending learning approaches for the development of new skills such as digital skills, especially for vulnerable groups (young women, NEETs) to increase their participation in the social and economic life. Also, she is dealing with projects with particular referent of the areas of the integration and social inclusion, human rights, pedagogical development, community development and circular economy. She has also worked in the past as an external consultant in projects related to social studies and training for National Technical University of Athens and the Vocational Training Centre of Athens Prefecture.

  • 3.7 Instructor Rating
  • 7 Reviews
  • 332 Students
  • 1 Course
Instructor at Udemy
Barbu Andreea
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  • 7 Reviews
  • 332 Students
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Andreea Barbu is a lecturer and PhD Engineer at the National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest (UNSTPB). She has teaching experience since 2017, focusing on Industrial Engineering, Industrial Services, Entrepreneurship, Management and Education. She also teaches private courses in Information and Communication Technology, Programming, and Robotics for primary and middle school education.

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