Human service workers work in groups across all fields of practice from staff teams to social action and therapeutic groups. Students will be introduced to and experience group work theories, processes and skills. It focuses on developing a critical understanding of the use of power, knowledge and privilege in groups and the implications of this for practice.
96 credit points of first year core ABSW units.
|1.||Review and decode theoretical and practical issues relating to the process of practice with/in groups;|
|2.||Reflect and report on their experiences as group members and group leaders in a small group settings;|
|3.||Discriminate between the different contexts of groupwork practice and the implications for practice;|
|4.||Critique the issues of power and oppression in the group work contexts; and|
|5.||Demonstrate initiative and judgement in applying foundational group facilitation skills.|
|Test||Quizzes (5 x 10 minutes on-line quizzes completed in class each worth 5%)||25%|
|Presentation||Brochure (complementary to Project, one submission per group of five students), 2 A4 sheets (1,200 word equivalent)||25%|
|Project||Group presentation (15 min) and individual submission of presentation summary (500 words). This is a combined 2,000 word equivalent per individual.||50%|
Groupwork practice in social work 3rd ed.
Lindsay,T. & Orton, S. (2014)
Learning Matters Ltd, Sage Publications
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