MEL courses

The MEL courses aim to improve the ability to study and learn and to achieve the desired educational goals by focussing on different aspects simultaneously: the organization of study sessions, the management of single study sessions, learning methods and the memorization and elaboration of the contents, the regulation of emotions such as anxiety, the finally motivation and concentration. The individual and group MEL courses consist of a structured path of 10 modules that uses coaching and mindfulness.

Corsi MEL di gruppo

Group course

It uses a group approach (mindfulness-based group coaching – MbGC) in which the sharing of one’s experiences facilitates one’s personal growth.

Corsi MEL di gruppo

Individual personalized course

It is designed based on each person, into account his/her history and particular needs. It allows each individual to focus on particular aspects in particular.

Corsi MEL di gruppo

Test and exam preparation course

This course uses the same tools as the MEL courses but focuses on the regulation of emotions, such as anxiety, that arise in the preparation of an exam or a test that is decisive for one’s own personal career and that affects his/her success.

Corsi MEL di gruppo

Vocational course

This course is a path that works in order to identify one’s own vocation, aimed at those who want to recognize their talent and the appropriate trainings and then a professional path.

General info

Who is it for?

Those who wish to acquire effective and mindful learning achieving their educational goals and those who want to use the learning experience to develop their potential.

Trainers

Course trainers are the facilitators of the MEL-MET Association

To attend our courses

send an email to: courses@mel-met.com and you will be contacted as soon as possible!

or call +39 3385237105.

It is possible to organize conferences or short courses for universities, schools, companies and organizations on how to make learning effective.

If you are interested contact us to define a path suitable for your context.

 

+39 3385237105

info@mel-met.com

   

Call us or write us a message to schedule an interview with one of our coaches and determine which path is right for you.

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The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Carl Rogers

MEL group courses

MEL group courses

The group MEL course teaches students to study and learn effectively and mindfully through a mindfulness-based group coaching (see MbGC) in which sharing their own experiences facilitates personal growth.

MEL group courses

Format

The course is organized in groups of up to 10 people and provides 10 modules.

There are two possible paths:

“WE”: 5 modules held during the weekend on Saturdays from 10:00 to 17:00 (with a lunch break) and on Sundays from 10:00 to 13:00.

“EVEN”: 10 3-hour evening modules (from 18:00-21:00).

See the structure of the MEL courses.

When

MEL “WE”: October 10-11, 24-25, November 07-08, 21-22, December 05-06.

MEL “EVEN”: Wednesday October 07, 14, 21, 28, November 04, 11, 18, 25, December 02, 09.

Number of participants: groups of 10 people maximum.

Planned commitment: the “WE” course is 45 hours of group work divided into 10 meetings + 27 hours of individual work. The EVEN course  is 30 hours of group work divided into 10 meetings + 27 hours of individual work.

Homework: after each meeting homework is assigned (3 hours of individual work for each module).

Assessment: a pre-and post-course self-report questionnaire will be given to evaluate the acquired skills. A certificate will be issued if 80% of the course is completed and the assigned homework is completed.

Materials: references, documents prepared by the coach, videos, talks about the course contents.

Trainers

Course trainers are the facilitators of the MEL-MET Association

Who is it for?

The MEL group course is aimed at all those who want to learn effectively and achieve their educational goals and who intend to use the learning experience to develop their potential.

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Fee

The cost of the course includes participation, membership to the association and all the teaching material provided.

“EVEN”: € 300.  “WE”: € 450.

It is possible to pay with monthly installments.

Enroll

To attend the course send an email to: courses@mel-met.com and you will be contacted as soon as possible!

Or call at +39 3385237105.

Individual MEL course

Corso MEL individuale

The MEL individual course is designed based on the person, taking into account his/her history and particular needs. This course allows you to focus on particular aspects.

Corso MEL individuale

Format

The course is set up as a mindfulness-based coaching path. There are 10 meetings, each lasting 2 hours. The course structure mimics that of the group MEL courses. In the individual path, however, more attention is paid to the obstacles encountered by each particular person in their learning experience and their strengths by working in a specific way.

See the structure of the MEL courses.

When

The course includes 10 sessions of about two hours each to be held as agreed upon between the facilitator and the client.

Planned commitment: 20 hours of coaching over 10 meetings + 27 hours of individual work. 

Homework: after each meeting homework is assigned (3 hours of individual work for each module).

Assessment: a pre-and post-course self-report questionnaire will be given to assess the skills acquired. A certificate will be issued.

Materials: references, documents prepared by the coach, videos, talks about the course contents.

Trainers

Course trainers are the facilitators of the MEL-MET Association

Who is it for?

The individual MEL course is aimed at those who feel the need to do individual work on themselves to develop and improve their learning skills and develop their potential starting from their individual specificity.

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Fee

The cost of the course includes participation, membership to the association and all the teaching material provided.

€ 500.

It is possible to pay with monthly installments.

Enroll

If you are interested in the individual course send an email to: courses@mel-met.com and you will be contacted as soon as possible!

Or call at +39 3385237105.

Test and exam preparation course

Corso MEL per test ed esami

The MEL test and exam preparation course uses the same tools as the MEL courses but focuses on the regulation of emotions, such as anxiety, that arise in the preparation of an exam or a test that is decisive for one’s own career and that affect his/her success.

Corso MEL per test ed esami

Format

The course is customized according to the needs of the person. Set as a mindfulness-based coaching course, it includes an initial part of planning the course itself. The design establishes the duration and intensity of the course and then the type of work necessary for the person to prepare a specific test or exam. The course is individual but includes group meetings in which, through sharing with other participants, learning can be strengthened in the individual journey and at the same time open up new perspectives. The tools used are the same used in the MEL course but finalized and focused on the emotional and attentive aspects of preparing for a test or an exam.

When

This path includes the planning of a certain number of meetings to be established at the beginning of the course (on average 10). Mindfulness-based coaching sessions last about 2 hours. It is possible to include group meetings in the course which last about 3 hours.

Planned commitment: 20 hours of coaching in 10 meetings + 27 hours of individual work. However, the number of meetings will be established based on the needs of the person.

Homework: after each meeting homework is assigned (3 hours of individual work for each module).

Assessment: a pre-and post-course self-report questionnaire will be given to assess the skills acquired. A certificate will be issued.

Materials: references, documents prepared by the coach, videos, talks about the course contents.

Trainers

Course trainers are the facilitators of the MEL-MET Association

Who is it for?

The MEL course for the preparation of a test is aimed at those who have to face an entrance test for faculty, specialization schools, masters programs, or exams for the issuance of certificates. The course is aimed at those who feel the need to strengthen the aspects of emotional and attention regulation, and therefore wish to live the experience of high performance serenely and without wasting energy and concentration.

Fee

The cost of the itinerary includes participation, membership to the association and all the educational material provided.

€ 560 for 10 meetings.

Enroll

If you are interested in this path send an email to: courses@mel-met.com and you will be contacted as soon as possible!

Or call at +39 3385237105.

Vocational course

Vocational course

The MEL vocational course is a path that works to identify one’s own vocation, aimed at those who want to recognize their talent and define the appropriate training and then a professional path.

Vocational course

Format

The course is customized according to the needs of the person. Set as a mindfulness-based coaching path, it includes an initial part of planning that establishes the duration and intensity of the path itself based on the needs of the person. The course is individual but includes group meetings in which, through sharing with other participants, learning can be strengthened in the individual journey and at the same time open up new perspectives. The tools used are the same as those of the MEL path but finalized and focused on the motivational aspects.

When

The path includes the planning of a certain number of meetings to be established at the beginning of the course (on average 10). Mindfulness-based coaching sessions last about 2 hours. It is possible to include group meetings in the course which last about 3 hours.

Planned commitment: 20 hours of coaching in 10 meetings + 27 hours individual work. However, the number of meetings will be established based on the needs of the person.

Homework: after each meeting homework is assigned (3 hours of individual work for each module).

Assessment: a pre-and post-course self-report questionnaire will be given to assess the skills acquired. A certificate will be issued.

Materials: references, documents prepared by the coach, videos, talks about the course contents.

Trainers

Course trainers are the facilitators of the MEL-MET Association

Who is it for?

Fee

The cost of the itinerary includes participation, membership to the association and all the educational material provided.

€ 560 for 10 meetings.

Enroll

If you are interested in this path send an email to: courses@mel-met.com and you will be contacted as soon as possible!

Or call at +39 3385237105.

The structure of the MEL courses

MEL training format

The first module is dedicated to the creation of a welcoming and comfortable space in the group and to the presentation of the main topics covered in the course.

The second and third modules deal with basic features of effective learning: self-awareness and attention regulation.

The following two modules are devoted to emotional regulation and motivation, crucial aspects of learning favored by attention regulation and self-awareness.

After working on the aspects of “being”, the following four modules are dedicated to “doing”: and therefore to the acquisition of effective strategies and study techniques.

In the 4 modules focused on “doing” we work on time management and study planning, problem solving, study techniques such as the interleaving practice, active retrieval, self-testing, and mnemotechnics.

The last module concludes the course, focusing on the advantages and benefits of the course.

MEL module format

At the beginning of each module, the practice of guided mindfulness meditation is proposed.

A time of sharing follows (or a dialogue in the case of an individual course), facilitated by the coach, to monitor and evaluate individual progress towards the goals set in the previous module, completed in the previous week. If the assessment is negative, changes and improvements must be defined for future actions.

This is followed by a task to develop awareness of the present state, and to set goals and action plans regarding the topic of the module. The task is carried out with moments of sharing and with individual or group experiential activities such as games and role-playing, problem solving, training of specific techniques, self-assessment questionnaires, mutual dyadic interview and guided meditation oriented towards a specific object.

In the end, we share the benefits gained during work done in the module.

MEL courses contents

Introduction to learning

Definitions of learning and learning theories

Learning potential

Individual differences and intelligence

Learning styles

Self-regulated learning

The obstacles of effective learning

Mindfulness and Awareness

Introduction to mindfulness

The meditative practice

Metacognition and mindfulness

Awareness of one’s study method

Attention regulation

What is attention

The reasons for a lack of attention

How to be attentive

The closure of the “cycles”

The flow status

The practice of mindfulness for improving attention

Regulation of emotions

What are emotions

The physiology of emotions

Emotional regulation

Emotional intelligence and the emotional competence

Emotional awareness

The achievement emotions

Managing academic anxiety

Cultivating positive emotions

Resilience

Motivation

Introduction to motivation as a multidimensional construct

The needs hierarchy

The perception of Self

The implicit theories of Self

Self-efficacy

The achievement goals theory

The causal attributions

Obstacles to achieving academic goals

Study planning

Why should you plan to study

Plan and schedule

Goal planning

Calculating study load

The activity diary

Time management

How much time to devote to studying

How to organize / schedule a study session

Learning and “chunks”

Alternating between focused and diffused thought modes

An obstacle: procrastination

The “tomato technique”

The importance of mindful awareness to be present

The importance of cultivating well-being and positive emotions

The importance of reward

Problem Solving

Observation of the problem

Problem defining and shaping

The methods of PS

Creativity in PS

Mindfulness and PS

Decision making

Study strategies and techniques

Why do we need study techniques

The “interleaving practice”

“Active recall” and the “spaced-retrieval practice”

Self-testing, self-monitoring and self-evaluation

The use of questions

How to read a text and take notes

Processing of study contents and logical maps

Using what you study

Studying in groups and sharing

Memory and Mnemonics

How the memory works

The characteristics of the memory

The “chunks”

The memory and emotions

Mnemonics