|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Diary Reflective diary of own practice (1500 words)||50%|
|Semester Exam||8 Hours Oral Presentation Oral presentation on group work skills Departmental exam to be held during examination period - all day event||25%|
|Semester Assessment||Evaluation Evaluation of group work practice (750 words)||25%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Diary All failed elements of assessment must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the pass mark of 40%. New titles will be given for retaken assignments. Reflective diary of own practice (1500 words) (using substantially different cases and experiences from the first assessment)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Evaluation All failed elements of assessment must be retaken if the student's average mark falls below the pass mark of 40%.||25%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Presentation/Assignment Oral presentation on group work skills. If it is not possible to hold an oral presentation then students will be required to provide an additional written assignment on their own practice in relation to play (750 words).||25%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of working with groups
Describe ways in which behaviourist and cognitive principles apply to group behaviour.
Identify ways of managing destructive group processes.
Demonstrate a range of skills in the effective facilitation of groups
Analyse their own groupwork skills in relation to theoretical models of groupwork.
Working effectively with groups is also a vital skill for all those who manage staff or volunteers, or who work with groups of clients in education or social work.
This course will help you understand group processes and develop skills in the effective facilitation of groups.
1. Advantages and limitations of working with groups
2. Planning a group
3. Stages of group development: Tuckman's model
4. Group interactions and roles: Belbin
5. Group interaction: counseling models
6. Leadership roles and styles
7. Behaviourist and cognitive principles of group behaviour
8. Managing destructive group processes
9. Demonstration and evaluation of skills
10. Self evaluation of personal and professional development
Seminars will be based on the following:
1. Why work in groups?
2. Roles needed in group work
3. Evaluating group work
4. Group work in community educational settings
5. Self reflection
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Students will be encouraged to use and interpret statistical information relating to subjects studied on the course.|
|Communication||Through contribution to class discussion, including assessed group work exercise. Through written assignments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Through reflective diary evaluating students' own practice. Through using tutor feedback on group and individual activities in class to develop written assignments. Through organisation of own research and assignment work.|
|Information Technology||Through use of students' own and UWA IT facilities for presentation of class and assessed work. Students will be encouraged to use resources provided on Blackboard.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will receive information about progression to other courses and opportunities for personal development.|
|Problem solving||Through critical evaluation of problems posed during the course, including relating course concepts to case studies and students' own experience.|
|Research skills||Through finding information from UWA library and the Internet to prepare for written and oral work.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will gain a grounding in the key vocabulary and concepts of group work.|
|Team work||Through contribution to group work exercises and discussion.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4