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Undergraduate Course: Working With Individuals and Groups (EDUA08071)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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
http://www.infed.org/groupwork/what_is_groupwork.htm

http://infed.org/mobi/carl-rogers-core-conditions-and-education/

http://infed.org/mobi/paulo-friere-dialogue-praxis-and-education/

http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/group/students/power.htm

http://www.wilderdom.com/experiential/

http://www.skillsyouneed.co.uk/IPS/NonVerbal_Communication.html

http://www.infed.org/foundations/engage.htm
Also, this short piece on Teachable Moments @
http://www.wilderdom.com/experiential/TeachableMomentWhatIs.html

Tuckman┐s levels of group development @
http://wilderdom.com/group/StagesGroupDevelopment.html

Advice on Giving a Presentation @ http://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/effective.html

Some advice on giving academic presentations @ http://www.education.ed.ac.uk/online_
campus/ltl/index.html















Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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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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