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WS5025 - Group Work

Credit points: 03
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to students enrolled in MSW(qual).

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

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 work practice and the processes of developing groups.
Prerequisites: WS5516
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS3025

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 24-Aug-2017
Face to face teaching (5 day compulsory on campus workshop during lecture recess)
Lecturer: Dr Abraham Francis.
Contact hours:
  • 35 hours workshops/Seminars - 5 day (35 hours) compulsory workshop on campus during lecture recess PLUS weekly engagement with online materials
    Assessment: presentations (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 24-Aug-2017
    Face to face teaching (Compulsory workshop during lecture recess - dates TBA)
    Coord/Lect: Ms Jo Mensinga.
    Contact hours:
    • 35 hours workshops/Seminars - 5 day (35 hours) compulsory workshop on campus during lecture recess PLUS weekly engagement with online materials
      Assessment: presentations (40%); assessment 1: prepare proposal for setting up a group (25%); assessment 3: individual reflection on group process, tasks and program (35%).

      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.