HLTH08040 2019 Facilitation & 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, and communicate effectively using communications styles 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.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered Full Time.
Experiential Learning: Observing, experiencing and reflecting in class. Learning from peers and providing feedback to peers, and carrying learning forward.
Self - directed learning: The student will be engaged in the theory supporting the class experiences with directed reading list.
A small group setting allows students to learn in a group setting and benefit from timely feedback from the lecturer to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning.
Sessions maybe recorded as part of the learning process.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.
Summative Assessments Types:-
- Develop Detailed Facilitations Manual (30%: Group Mark)
- Co-plan and facilitate a group session (30%: Individual Mark)
- Written Reflective Journal. (40%: Individual Mark)
Repeat assignments or elements of Continuous Assessments.
Facilitation & Group Work
Role of the Facilitator & Group Development;
Using Facilitation Skills in Health Promotion/Public Health;
Choosing appropriate methodologies - task and group;
Adult Learning Styles / Multiple Intelligences; Equality and Diversity in groups;
Setting personal boundaries;
Health & Safety considerations.
Communications Skills for Facilitations
Facilitating Decision Making;
Giving and Receiving Feedback;
Low level interpersonal conflict management;
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Reflective Journal||Project||Written Report||40 %||OnGoing||1|
|2||Facilitation Manual||Project||Written Report||30 %||OnGoing||2,4|
|3||Deliver Facilitation Session||Project||Project||30 %||OnGoing||2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||5||Weekly||5.00|
|Group Learning||Problem Based Learning Room||Workshop||2||Weekly||2.00|
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.
Relevant journal articles will be provided, updated and uploaded to college's learning management system (currently Moodle)
Relevant links will be provided, updated and uploaded to college's learning management system (currently Moodle)
Flat Classroom with seating (with flip tablet) to allow for semi-circle classroom style to be created.