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Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

In week 15, we are shifting our focus away from treatment groups to task groups. The readings this week focus on interdisciplinary group work. Bronstein (2003) helps us look into interdisciplinary teamwork and the skills and processes necessary to be successful in its implementation. Nancarrow et al. (2013) look at the productive aspects of a team. During class, we will do an activity about organizing our priorities and ethics, as well as a lecture on the learning content for the week. The learning objectives for this week include:

Unit Assignments


A-01: Class Engagement and Attendance

Attend Class

A-02: Reading Engagement

A-02: Reading Engagement for Week 15 due before class via My Heritage Assignments.

Assignment 04b: Group Member Feedback

Meta: Points 50 pts (10% of final grade); Deadline Sunday 04/28/24 by 11:55 PM Completion Completed via Microsoft Form - You can find Assignment Description and the Assignment Page.

Purpose: This task provides a formalized occasion to observe and provide feedback on group members’ facilitation skills.

Task: Students will go to the Microsoft Form 2024 SOWK 487 Group Facilitation Feedback Form ( and provide feedback for each group member (through separate submissions). The instructor will email these submissions to their recipient. The actual content of the input does not affect student grades but demonstrates participation in the facilitation and gives feedback to their group members.

Success: Students will submit meaningful feedback for each group member. Grades are pass/fail and based only on the feedback offered.

Unit Resources

During class, we do an activity having students prioritize their values. You can find the version version with the values as a handout.

All of the presentations for this class can be found at This week’s slides are at Spring 2024 SOWK 487w Week 15: Group Work in Organizations and Community Settings.

You can find the recording of all of our classes in the lecture videos tab for this course.


Bronstein, L. R. (2003). A model for interdisciplinary collaboration. Social Work, 48(3), 297-306.

Nancarrow, S., Booth, A., Ariss, S., Smith, T., Enderby, P., & Roots, A. (2013). Ten principles of good interdisciplinary team work. Human Resources for Health, 11(1), 19.

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