SSW201 - Group Dynamics

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Subject Title
Group Dynamics

Subject Description
This is an experiential course that will provide an introduction to the theoretical concepts necessary for understanding small groups in a social services context, the practical skills needed for being an effective group participant, and an introduction to group planning and facilitation skills.

Credit Status
One credit in the Social Service Worker Diploma program.

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

  • Demonstrate, in the classroom/group work context, effective group participation, skills in active listening, giving and receiving feedback, and introductory group facilitation skills
  • Link the study of group process/dynamics to self-reflection and the importance of ongoing self-reflection in professional practice
  • Understand the relevance and transformative potential of group work in social services
  • Explain some of the applications of theoretical group work concepts and ideologies in student consultation discussion groups, observation sheets and weekly journal entries.
  • Identify, through a written self-evaluation, their own participation and leadership strengths and challenges for further development

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