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Undergraduate Course: Working With Individuals and Groups (EDUA08071)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis introductory level course covers working and learning with individuals and groups. It will focus mainly on informal educational practice, although core ideas and processes are applicable in a wide range of situations including, for example, school settings, social care and social work.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  40
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 163 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 50 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completing this course students will be able to:
* Articulate key values underpinning work with individuals and groups
* Account for and demonstrate the basic tenets of effective communication
* Explain basic approaches to working with people in groups
* State several key factors affecting group dynamics
* Demonstrate familiarity with underpinning theory such as that developed by Rogers, Kolb, Dewey, Adair, Tuckman and Freire.
* Explain the significance for learning of the relationship between the individual and their wider social context.
Assessment Information
Assessment Tasks

Presentation

Students will work in small groups to prepare a 15-minute presentation in which they are to refer to the theoretical and practical elements of the course, to demonstrate their understanding of basic processes of working with people in groups. (50% of the mark)

Presentations 5th April 2012 1pm $ 4pm

Essay

Students will submit an account of the process of working in the group, which draws on the course content and literature, and cover the following areas:

& The group you were a member of
& Overall comment on issues arising in working as a group
& Comments on your contribution and learning as a result of this task

1000 words submission by Friday 6th April 2012. (50% of the mark)

Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Vernon Galloway
Tel: (0131 6)51 6640
Email: Vernon.Galloway@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
Email: Lesley.Spencer@ed.ac.uk
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