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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 2009

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
013123

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To enable students to analyse approaches to group work and to develop the leadership and membership skills required for professional practice in social work and human services.

Course content

Students will engage in practice-based learning in order to develop their skills in facilitating groups. They will develop understanding of different approaches to and purposes of group work, the typology of groups, group dynamics and the stages of group development. They will apply knowledge of leadership theories, roles and skills. Students will learn how to plan a group, work with diversity, manage conflict and evaluate the effectiveness of a group. This knowledge will be applied to working in different contexts and with a range of clients. They will also consider the use of information and computer technology in facilitating groups. Students will be required to demonstrate self-awareness by critically reflecting on their leadership and membership skills.

Textbook(s)

Toseland, R & Rivas, R 2017, An Introduction to group work practice, Global Edition, 8th edition, Pearson, USA

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 8 weeks
Studio 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 8 weeks
Studio 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 8 weeks
Studio 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online) 3.5 hours x 13 weeks
External (On-campus compulsory seminar) 5 hours x 3 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Continuous assessment N/A 15% 675 word equiv.
Group project 1800 words equiv. 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Continuous assessment N/A 15% 675 word equiv.
Group project 1800 words equiv. 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Continuous assessment N/A 15% 675 word equiv.
Group project 1800 words equiv. 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 15% 675 word equiv.
Group project 1800 words equiv. 40% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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