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SOCI7001 - Community Groupwork

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Title:Community Groupwork
Long Title:Community Groupwork
Module Code:SOCI7001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Sociology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: Groupwork fosters the development of diverse abilities. In particular, it develops a capacity for collaborative working. There is a strong emphasis on groupwork theory. In addition, inputs will be delivered on issues-based groupwork in community capacity building, public consultations as well as its role in educational settings (delivered as appropriate via experiential classroom work/role play, masterclasses and case studies). The module also explores the strengths and limitations of groupwork alongside its ethical dimension.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Debate the conceptual framework and theoretical bases of groupwork in community settings
LO2 Analyse some of the key strengths and weaknesses of groupwork in community-based contexts
LO3 Evaluate the theoretical models of groupwork, in particular as they relate to 'high risk'/'hard to reach' groups
LO4 Develop groupwork sessions to address particular issues within a defined community context
LO5 Assess the importance of some key ethical issues when applied to community groupwork activities
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
None
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theory and Practice of Groupwork
Group dynamics; types of groups; conflict resolution; social group work; advanced facilitation skills.
Ethics and Groupwork
Ethical and legal issues in groupwork; the use of appropriate and inappropriate disclosures; trust building and responsibilities in groupwork.
Issues-based Groupwork
Issues-based groupwork/roleplay: for example, the use of groupwork in community-based intervention programmes, public consultations and community capacity building.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Role Play - the topic given in Week 2 4 15.0 Week 12
Essay Essay - for example an essay on how groups develop and change. The topic (s) given in Week 3 1,2,3 65.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Journal of Learning 5 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/Workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/Workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Hegarty, A. with Almqvist, M. 2005, Facilitation with People Experiencing Poverty, Combat Poverty Agency Dublin [ISBN: ISBN0954227]
  • Lena Dominelli and Jo Campling 2002, Feminist Social Work Theory and Practice, Ch. 1 - 6, Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke [ISBN: 978033377154]
  • Prendiville, P. 2008, Developing Facilitation Skills: a Handbook for Group Facilitators, 2nd Ed., Combat Poverty Agency Dublin [ISBN: 9781905485673]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Cohen, M., and Mullender, A. 2003, Gender and Group Work, Ch. 1 - 7, Routledge London and New York [ISBN: 978041508057]
  • Butler, S. and Wintram, C. 1991, Feminist Group Work, Sage Publications London [ISBN: 9780803982109]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 6 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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