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WS3025 - Group Work

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to students enrolled in those degrees leading to a professional qualification or those offering a welfare studies/human services major.

This subject will study the method of groupwork and the role of group workers in social welfare practice. Students will learn about the theory, dynamics and practice of group work through group interaction and facilitation during the skills workshop.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the phases of group development across a variety of settings;
  • understand the theories and parameters of group structure and their relevance to both group tasks and group processes;
  • demonstrate the ability to participate in and facilitate supportive groups;
  • understand the rationale for group work in social welfare practice and the processes of developing groups.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: WS2510 OR WS3516
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS5025

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (40%); assessment 1: prepare proposal for setting up a group (20%); assessment 3: individual reflection on group process, tasks and program (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Jo Mensinga.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: assessment 2: group presentation (40%); assessment 1: prepare proposal for setting up a group (25%); assessment 3: individual reflection on group process, tasks and program (35%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 01-Oct-2014 to 05-Oct-2014 (Compulsory on-campus workshop)
Coord/Lect: Dr Jo Mensinga.
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars - Compulsory workshop in Cairns.
Assessment: presentations (40%); assessment 1: prepare proposal for setting up a group (20%); assessment 3: individual reflection on group process, tasks and program (40%).

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (40%); assessment 1: prepare proposal for setting up a group (20%); assessment 3: individual reflection on group process, tasks and program (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.