HLTH08018 2013 FACILITATION AND GROUP WORK SKILLS II

General Details

Full Title
FACILITATION AND GROUP WORK SKILLS II
Transcript Title
FACILITATION SKILLS II
Code
HLTH08018
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maire McCallion
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

This module develops the learners' knowledge, skills and competences in Facilitation as applied in Public Health and Health Promotion.  The module explores themes in the methodologies applied, the role of the facilitator, co-facilitation, decision making, feedback, adult learning styles, conflict and equality.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of group processes and the importance of reflective learning in successful group work through their participation in group discussions and tasks.

2.

Demonstrate the ability to use a range of methodologies and techniques for working with groups which are appropriate to the task and the group.

3.

Negotiate appropriate boundaries for themselves in the role of facilitator and be able to recognise the signs of conflict within a group and identify the role of the facilitator in working with conflict in groups.

4.

Develop appropriate materials for facilitating health related topics with specific target groups in an inclusive and participatory manner.

5.

Facilitate a group session they have planned and be able to give and receive positive and developmental feedback in relation to their own facilitation and that of others.

Module Assessment Strategies

Student’s group facilitation sessions will be video recorded to ensure reliability of assessment and also to give students an opportunity to appraise their own performance.  Students will be encouraged to seek feedback from peers and supported in how to deliver constructive feedback to others.  Students will have opportunities to make an initial submission for feedback prior to the marking of their facilitation manual. Students will be encouraged to seek feedback from potential users of their manuals and to show how they have incorporated this feedback. Students will be encouraged to make realistic appraisals of their progress in achieving the learning outcomes through a reflective journal.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Role of the Facilitator & Group Development

Using Facilitation Skills in Health Promotion/Public Health

Choosing appropriate methodologies - task and group

Co-facilitation

Facilitating Decision Making

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Working with Conflict

Adult Learning Styles / Multiple Intelligences

Equality and Diversity in groups

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Participation in group tasks Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Group Project Co-planning and facilitation of Group Session Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
3 Project Develop manual for target group Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 12 4
4 Written Report Reflective Log Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 13 1,3

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Group Learning Problem Based Learning Room Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Bens, I (2005). Facilitating with Ease. San Francisco: Wiley.

Jones, J. ed (2004). Wellbeing thorough Groupwork. Galway: Western Health Board.

Prenderville, P. (1995).  Developing Facilitation Skills. A handbook for Group Facilitators. Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency.

Straus, D. (2002). How to Make Collaboration Work: Powerful ways to build consensus, solve problems and make decisions. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

URL Resources
http://itsligo.learnonline.ie/course/view.php?id=459
Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None