HLTH08018 2013 FACILITATION AND GROUP WORK SKILLS II
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate an understanding of group processes and the importance of reflective learning in successful group work through their participation in group discussions and tasks.
Demonstrate the ability to use a range of methodologies and techniques for working with groups which are appropriate to the task and the group.
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.
Develop appropriate materials for facilitating health related topics with specific target groups in an inclusive and participatory manner.
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.
Role of the Facilitator & Group Development
Using Facilitation Skills in Health Promotion/Public Health
Choosing appropriate methodologies - task and group
Facilitating Decision Making
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Working with Conflict
Adult Learning Styles / Multiple Intelligences
Equality and Diversity in groups
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|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
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||5||Weekly||5.00|
|Group Learning||Problem Based Learning Room||Workshop||2||Weekly||2.00|
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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.