Course Title: Plan and conduct group activities
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2016
Course Code: EMPL5720C
Course Title: Plan and conduct group activities
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5331 - Diploma of Youth Work
Course Contact: Dianne Mackay
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
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Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course describes the knowledge and skills required to participate in, establish and lead a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities
1. Address resourcing issues for group activities
1.1 Review available information and identify the needs of the group
1.2 Generate ideas for activities that respond to identified needs
1.3 Identify, calculate and document the resources required for group activities
1.4 Identify and follow up on the need to make submissions for potential sources of assistance and resources within scope of own job role
1.5 Organise resources according to organisation procedures
2. Coordinate a group planning process
2.1 Seek opportunities actively for collaborative planning and shared ownership with clients
2.2 Solicit, analyse and prioritise information about group’s needs and expectations
2.3 Negotiate the purpose of group activities with the group allowing time and opportunity for individuals to articulate their ideas and wishes
2.4 Translate purpose of proposed group activity into a set of documented aims and objectives based on input
2.5 Analyse potential impact on group operation of the values and beliefs of both worker and client
2.6 Design group strategies that promote effective group operation and take into account specific characteristics of participating clients
3. Manage group processes including responding to conflict
3.1 Promote opportunities for open dialogue and active listening between group members
3.2 Encourage and model sensitivity to diverse participants
3.3 Use strategies to prevent conflict within own role, power and capacity
3.4 Identify and reinforce the outcomes of positive conflict
3.5 Clarify and confirm principles and practices of conflict resolution in a group and seek agreement to implement them
3.6 Encourage acknowledgement of rights and responsibilities and perceptions of all participants in the conflict situation
3.7 Offer opportunity to all participants for debriefing, support, mediation, consultation and facilitation
4. Evaluate group activities
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
The learning activities will be supported and complimented by RMIT’s on line learning management tool “Blackboard”. Other essential learning activities take place during workshops where you will also be required to undertake independent studies. Learning activities that you will undertake in the workshops include:
- class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- responses to case studies
- workplace simulations and role plays of youth work practice
- analysis/critique of relevant reading material
- design activities or projects
- group projects
- peer learning
- guest lecture/presentation
- peer teaching and class presentations
- group discussion
- independent project based work
- group activities/projects
- ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
- practical placement
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of guest speakers and resouces
ou will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course. These resources will also be provided in Blackboard. They include recommended texts, relevant learning materials from subject experts and websites, DVD’s, class notes, case studies.
Overview of Assessment
Task one: Written response to questions - knowledge quiz: developing youth programs for groups including locating resources, funding, stages of group development, conflict management and program evaluations
Task two: Program and Evaluation Plan - develop, plan, implement and evaluation a program for young people with a minimum of two sessions. The program needs to include the aims, objectives, resources required and session outline.
WIL workplace assessment tasks
Task three: Workplace simulation / role play - facilitate at least three different group sessions with a minimum group size of five people. Students must demonstrate active listening, questioning, rapport building and conflict resolution.
Task four: WIL work place supervisor third party report - engage with at least three young people using effective interpersonal skills
Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time the assessment tasks are distributed.
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You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of implications of plagiarism.
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.
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