PSYC20041 - Group Facilitation Skills

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop professional skills, knowledge, and competencies to successfully facilitate groups. You will learn how to plan, deliver, and evaluate group programs suitable for adults. You will learn ethical and inclusive approaches to group facilitation. These foundational skills in group facilitation will support the creation of well-structured group environments which foster adult learning.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Reflective Practice Assignment 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 92.31% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 54.17% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle Have Your Say evaluations
Feedback
Students welcomed the video recordings of their feedback, finding these a very accessible format which supported their learning.
Recommendation
Continue to provide feedback in this verbal, video format.
Action Taken
Assessment feedback was provided in the verbal, video format.
Source: Moodle Have Your Say evaluations
Feedback
Students appreciated the way the assessments built on each other, building their planning, practical and reflective skills throughout the unit.
Recommendation
Maintain the scaffolded structure of the assessments.
Action Taken
The scaffolded structure of assessments was maintained.
Source: Moodle Have Your Say evaluations
Feedback
Students find recordings of real-life group facilitation helpful and would like more of these.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will record a short group session and create a video tutorial using this recording as a practical teaching tool.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator ran a short group session with students as the participants which was used as a basis for discussion and critique.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Discussing examples of great facilitators to unpack what they do well and what could be improved would be a helpful addition to the unit material.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will identify skilled group facilitators with videos of their work to use as a basis for discussion.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Connecting with other students through the assessments was really enjoyable and beneficial.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will continue to create assessment and workshop experiences where students can connect with each other.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Design a group program
  2. Deliver a group program
  3. Evaluate group program design and delivery.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment