I hope that you are all doing well. It sounds like we will be online until at-least the middle of the next month.
Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn
Week three is about working with groups and their theoretical and philosophical foundations. We review content from Tosland (2017) Chapter 1 - Group Dynamics, Tropman (2017) Chapter 2 - An Ecological/Systems/Seven C’s Perspective on Groups and Smith et al. (2017) Chapter 3 - Social Group Work in a Global Context. We discuss an overview of working with groups, group dynamics, and group roles during this review. We also participate in an online group experience.
The plan for this week is as follows:
- Overview of working with groups
- Group dynamics and roles
- Tools and strategies in groups
Toseland, R. W. (2017). Chapter 01 - Group dynamics. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky (Eds.) Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 9-27). The Guilford Press.
Tropman, J. E. (2017). Chapter 02 - An ecological/systems/seven c’s perspective on group practice. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky (Eds.) Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 28-42). The Guilford Press.
Smith, R., Bucchio, J., & Turnage, B. F. (2017). Chapter 03 - Social group work in a global context. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky (Eds.) Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 43-54). The Guilford Press.
You need to read Chapter 1-3 in the textbook
During this class session you will need the following:
- Talking piece (any object you can hold up when you would like to speak)
The presentation slides can be viewed through Notist on my website, where you can download them and follow along during class. SOWK 487 Week 03 - Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations to Groups part I
Unit Assignments and To Do List
- Participate in class via zoom
- Read Garvin et al. (2017) Chapters 1-3