Group Work (6853.6)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Counselling||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Social Work- After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse the uses of groups in community settings;
2. Discuss the basic procedures for setting up groups in a variety of contexts; and
3. Demonstrate informed group leader and member skills.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
As students of the University they will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
Prerequisites5258 Counselling Communication or permission of the subject convener.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tom Eckart|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mr Tom Eckart|
Corey, M. S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2018). Groups: Process and practice (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Jacobs, E. E., Schimmel, C. J., Masson, R. L., & Harvill, R. L. (2022). Group counseling: Strategies and skills (9th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2020). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (6th ed.). Basic Books.
Students are encouraged to read the supplementary readings before each class, these can be found in the reading list on Canvas.
See Canvas for list of Library resources. Students are encouraged to access additional resources for each week in the Canvas modules for the unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment items will be submitted online via UCLearn.
Written parts of assignments must be submitted in the required format, 1.5 to double spaced with page numbers on each page.
Special assessment requirements
Information on extensions and special consideration for assessments can be found in the Student Forms.
All Assignments in this unit are graded. In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and an overall mark of 50% or more must be reached.
Responsibility for Understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Moderation: Some assessments will be moderated, as per the School and Faculty Moderation Procedures.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6 credit point unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Groupwork is a skills-based unit which requires interactive and practical participation. Students need to have made adequate arrangements for attending all teaching-learning tutorial sessions. If you foresee not being able to participate in all tutorials, then consider enrolling in this unit on another occasion when this is possible.
Effective and satisfactory participation means:
- demonstration of preparation for the session through reading and critical thinking;
- willingness to share ideas, resources and facilitate others learning;
- active participation in practical exercises, role-plays, simulations, etc;
- constructive interaction with group members through honest disclosures and respectful listening; and
- readiness to adopt and justify a reasoned personal position on issues that arise.
The required active participation includes co-leading group practice, participation as an active group member and contribution to the evaluation of the group-leading done by fellow students.
You must speak directly to your tutor and co-leader, giving at least 48 hrs notice to postpone your tute presentation and only on the grounds of medical or other exceptional personal circumstances with the support of appropriate medical documentation.
Required IT skills
You must be able to word process assessments so that they are well presented, search the library data bases for relevant journal articles and access the UCLearn Web site for this unit. It is the individual student's responsibility to access appropriate help from the university IT services or the library if he or she does not have adequate skills. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with any audio-visual aids and their operation well prior to their presentations.
Work placement, internships or practicums
APA referencing format is required in this unit. You will find some important information about referencing on the following website: http://canberra.libguides.com/content.php?pid=238252&sid=1966106
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