20 credits at level HE5
The development of understanding of communication within groups and the development of confidence in working as part of a team.
The meaning of groups and working in teams.
Roles within groups and group dynamics – barriers to effective teamworking
Leadership and leadership styles – organizational culture
Assertive communication, giving and receiving feedback
Therapeutic group work
Culture of organisations
200 learning hours (60 guided or taught learning hours)
Students will work in groups and participate in role play activities Students will have access to on - line study materials and study packs. Work based learning will be supported by a practice trainer on a small group and one to one basis to allow application of theory to practice.
1.Students will keep a log to encourage them to reflect on their own teamwork skills. Strengths and weaknesses in communicating with others will be highlighted including giving and receiving feedback. Reference should be made within the log to groupwork theory (60%)
2.Witness testimony will be provided by the practice trainer/supervisor with regard to development of teamwork skills. This will be evidenced through discussion and observing work practice (40%)
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Identify the meaning of ‘groups’ and apply these to workplace settings
||Select appropriate concepts in describing groups within the work place|
|2.||Analyse roles adopted within groups and how these contribute to group dynamics||Assess the roles within the work team in the context of group work theory|
|3.||Identify constraints to group working||Analyse the barriers to effective group working within the workplace setting through reflective writing|
|4.||Explore different leadership styles||Recognise how leadership styles impacts on team working|
|5.||Identify their own role within the team||Recognise own role within the work team|
|6.||Contribute to effective group working within different settings||Demonstrate your contribution to effective team working|
|7.||Evaluate the strengths/weaknesses of teams/groups with which they are associated
||Critically evaluate team strengths and weaknesses of teams|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||The refective log will outline the principal team within which the student works . Students will reflect on the roles of the members of the team with reference to group work theory. The log will encourage the student to reflect on developement of their own team work skills by highlighting strengths and weaknesses in communicating with others including giving and receiving feedback.||Witness testimony will be provided by the practice trainer/ mentor/tutorwith regard to development of team work skills and leadership skills. This will be evidened throughdiscussion and observing work practice|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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