Engages students with knowledge and skills for working in groups and teams. The interdisciplinary context of social work is examined and students gain skills in work in collaboration with service users and other professionals.
1. Groups and teams in social work practice: purpose, roles and functions.
2.Theories of groups and teamwork
3. Power, communication, negotiation and critical self reflection
4. Promoting self advocacy, education, and support through group work.
5. Social work in interdisciplinary teams:
6. Communities of Practice
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||describe the purpose and theoretical underpinnings of working with groups in social work practice|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the social worker's role in working in groups in different practice settings|
|3||discuss the role of social work in an interdisciplinary team and apply a social work perspective in interdisciplinary team settings|
|4||critically reflect on teamwork skills|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe the purpose and theoretical underpinnings of working with groups in social work practice
- demonstrate an understanding of the social worker's role in working in groups in different practice settings
- discuss the role of social work in an interdisciplinary team and apply a social work perspective in interdisciplinary team settings
- critically reflect on teamwork skills
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Teaching and assessment
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