HMDEV240-19B (HAM)

Group Work for Life Transitions

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Te Oranga Human Development and Movement Studies

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Paper Description

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This paper introduces and applies the use of group work skills in various (un)expected life transitions. This paper uses theory from human development, life transitions and group work.

The purpose of the paper is to introduce students to relational skills necessary for group work in social and workplace contexts. Students in this paper will engage in group work practice, as a class, and in development of their own group work skills. Further, students will consult a representative within a relevant industry, through a small consultation exercise. the teaching and learning objectives of this paper are closely aligned to the University of Waikato's Graduate attributes.

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Paper Structure

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There is a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week for this paper. Please see below for details.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • describe specific group work theory
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  • describe specific group work skills
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  • develop a proposal for group work
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  • conduct a small group discussion
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Assessment

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These Learning Outcomes will be assessed using an assignment (completed in two parts) and an online test during the final lecture time.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment - Part A
10 Sep 2019
4:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment - Part B
10 Sep 2019
4:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test
9 Oct 2019
4:00 PM
35
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
4. Tutorial participation
9 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
15
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are two required texts for this paper. Both are available as eBooks through the Library. You are expected to become very familiar with at least one of these texts:

Benson, J. (2010). Working more creatively with groups. (3rd ed.). Abingdon, England: Routledge. eBook ISBN: 0203870727

Kindred, M., & Kindred, M. (2011). Once upon a group: A guide to running and participating in successful groups. (2nd ed.). London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. eBookISBN: 9780857003805

There will be a selection of further required readings made available through the online Reading List - please check this each week prior to the lecture and tutorial.

Lecture readings may be provided by lecturers, and made available before the lecture.

Tutorial readings will be outlined when tutorials begin on 18 July.

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Online Support

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HMDEV240 has a Moodle site.

Moodle Use

The Moodle site is organised by week and is used as a repository for additional visual, oral and written material. Information held for each week will be made available after the large group lecture.

Your lecturer/tutor may at times use material on Moodle during tutorial sessions, or will ask you to view material as part of your additional preparation work for a forthcoming lecture or tutorial session.

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Workload

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The minimum expectation for students' workload on a (15 points) 200 Level Paper: 150 hours.

This includes:

Reading in preparation for lectures and tutorials

22 hours of lectures

10 hours of tutorials

1.5 hours test

Assignment

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper relates to the Human Development subject and papers, specific to Aotearoa New Zealand. It also has relevant connection to other Education and Social Science subjects involving human relations.

This paper is valued at 15 points and contributes to programmes for students in Human Development (BSocSc), Psychology (BA, BSocSc) and Teaching (BTchg), and Social Work (BSW).

The course assumes an audience of education and social science students likely to work in professions where you may work in groups as participants/employees and possibly as facilitators and co-facilitators.

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Prerequisite(s)

30 points in relevant papers, such as Human Development, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or related disciplines

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