GWL208 - Gerontological Group and Activation Techniques

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Subject Title
Gerontological Group and Activation Techniques

Subject Description
This subject introduces the student to group modalities and programs used in activation and social service departments in gerontological agencies and institutions. Students will be introduced to small group work principles and practice facilitating groups. Students will become familiar with common human body disorders for older adults and the programs to restore, or maintain function from a holistic strengths based approach. Legislation and best practices for facilitating groups for older adults in a variety of settings will be introduced.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of the knowledge of principles of group work including stages of a group, group dynamics, leadership qualities (cognitive: comprehension)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of therapeutic recreation programs used in various settings for target client groups (cognitive: knowledge)
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose, scope and principles of activation and therapeutic recreation (cognitive: knowledge)
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply a holistic approach to providing activities based on the domains and relevant legislation
  5. Demonstrate rudimentary knowledge of the typical health concerns and disorders that older adults experience (cognitive: knowledge)
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to discover activation and therapeutic recreation resources appropriate to various target client groups (cognitive, application)
  7. Demonstrate the ability to facilitate a small activity group (cognitive; application, synthesis)

Essential Employability Skills
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Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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