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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description This is a highly interactive course in which participants will be expected to develop understanding through engaging in various types of structured experiences, such as focussed discussions and role plays. Learners will be directed to a range of websites to broaden their awareness of techniques in working with people. Small working groups are formed from the start, and the groups will use the final hour of the weekly teaching sessions to process issues discussed in the class, and to undertake set tasks. The groups will work towards a final presentation in which they will illustrate their knowledge of underpinning values and techniques in working with individuals and groups. Work in Pairs and Triads throughout the course will focus on developing communication skills.

Students will be expected to complete 30 hours of class contact time, approximately 20 hours work on structured study tasks including assessment and approximately 50 hours of self-directed study.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  38
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There will be five fortnightly tasks during the course of the semester. Please refer to Course Booklet for more information.

Total wordage 2,500.
Feedback Formative and Summative Assessment Tasks
There are three parts to this ┐ Formative assignments across the course, formative presentations and a final summative assignment.

1.Three formative assignments of 400-600 words will be required during the course, to be submitted at week 4, week 6, and week 8.

The written material will be discussed during the class session in your presentation groups. Each assignment will be shared/read by one other group member and peer feedback will be given. There will also be tutor involvement in the discussion. Assignments will be handed in to the tutor at the end of the 4th, 6th and 8th session. Please ensure date and student matriculation number is clearly marked on the assignment.

2. Group presentations ┐ formative feedback will be given to the groups.

3. Finally, there will be a submission of the Summative Task.

This final submission should include the material from the work on earlier submissions (3 X 400-600 words) ┐ the content of these submissions may be modified in the light of the feedback from peers, and to aid the cohesion of the final document. The final document length should be 2,500 words
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Articulate key values underpinning work with individuals and groups
  2. Account for and demonstrate the basic tenets of effective communication
  3. Explain basic approaches to working with people in groups and state several key factors affecting group dynamics
  4. Demonstrate familiaritywith underpinning theory such as that developed by Rogers, Kolb, Dewey, Adair, Tuckman and Freire.
  5. Explain the significance for learning of the relationship between the individual and their wider social context.
Reading List
Also, this short piece on Teachable Moments @

Tuckman┐s levels of group development @

Advice on Giving a Presentation @

Some advice on giving academic presentations @

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr Vernon Galloway
Tel: (0131 6)51 6640
Course secretaryMrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
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