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WS3025 - Group Work

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion.
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

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
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, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 26-Sep-2012 to 30-Sep-2012 (Compulsory on-campus workshop)
Coordinator: Dr Jo Mensinga, Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis
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, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis
Workload expectations:
  • 14 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%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: 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%).

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.