Success In Groupwork

Author: Peter Hartley
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013753
Size: 15,48 MB
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This guide provides students with practical advice and ideas to help them work effectively with other people and get the most out of their group project. It takes the reader from forming a group, working together on a project, dealing with conflict, using online resources through to delivering a group assessment.

Group Communication

Author: Peter Hartley
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134833318
Size: 11,69 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Group Communication introduces applications of small group dynamics. Hartley shows how an understanding of how groups work and interact can improve the chances of successful team communication and cooperation. Group Communication includes: * critical reviews of group research * explanation of the difficulties and practicalities of observing groups * analysis of major group processes, including conformity and decision-making * analysis and case studies of the management team, student seminar/project groups and self-help groups * practical recommendation for group communication * references and suggestions for further reading and research.

School Counseling For Black Male Student Success In 21st Century Urban Schools

Author: Malik S. Henfield
Editor: IAP
ISBN: 1681231964
Size: 19,77 MB
Format: PDF
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Discussions and research related to the salience of Black male student needs and development in relation to their general success and well?being is well?documented in many fields. Indeed, many studies have found that healthy masculine identity development is associated with a number of positive outcomes for males in general, including Black males. In school counseling literature, however, this discussion has been relatively absent—particularly regarding those students living in urban contexts. Indeed, research devoted to the study of Black males in the school counseling literature focuses almost exclusively on race and issues associated with its social construction with only cursory, if any, attention given to their masculine identity development as a function of living in urban communities and attending urban schools. Based on this lack of information, it is probably a safe assumption that intentional, systematic, culturally relevant efforts to assist Black males in developing healthy achievement and masculine identities based on their unique personal, social, academic experiences and future career goals are not being applied by school counselors concerned with meeting students’ needs. School counselors are in a unique position, nonetheless, to lend their considerable expertise—insights, training and skills—to improving life outcomes among Black males—a population who are consistently in positions of risk according to a number of quality of life indicators. Without knowledge and awareness of Black males’ masculine identity development in urban areas, coupled with the requisite skills to influence the myriad factors that enhance and impede healthy development in such environments, they are missing out on tremendous opportunities which other professions appear to understand and, quite frankly, seem to take more seriously. As such, this book proposes to accomplish two specific goals: 1. Highlight the plight of Black males with specific emphasis on the ecological components of their lives in relation to current school culture and trends. 2. Encourage school counselors to give more thought to Black male identity development that takes into consideration differential experiences in society as a whole, and schools in particular, as a function of the intersection of their race, as well as their gender. The first rationale for this book, then, is to highlight the plight of Black males with specific emphasis on the ecological components of their lives in relation to current school culture and trends (e.g., standards?based accountability practices) in urban environments. However, I recognize the role of school counselors has never been fully integrated into educational reform programs. As such, their positions are often unregulated and determined by people in positions of power who do not understand their training, job?specific standards and, thus, potential impact on the lives of Black male students. As a result, their vast potential to develop strong interventions designed to address the myriad racial and masculine factors that serve to enhance and impede Black males’ academic achievement is often unrealized. Therefore, the second reason for this special issue is to include the scholarship of professional school counselors and counselor educators with policy change in mind. Scholars will be invited to contribute manuscripts that explore race, masculinity and academic achievement in relation to the role of school counselors. This is designed to encourage school counselors and counselor educators to give more thought to Black male identity development that takes into consideration differential experiences in society as a whole, and schools in particular, as a function of the intersection of their race, as well as their gender.

Successful Group Work

Author: Patrice Palmer
Editor: Alphabet Publishing
ISBN: 0997762853
Size: 17,38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Patrice Palmer has produced a wonderful course that makes complete sense and has a clear purpose. It is a must for any teacher and every resource room. – Chris Mares, author of 50 Ways to Be a Better Teacher Practical, clear, and flexible, this is a useful resource with 13 activities for teachers of teenagers and adults. Thanks to the user-friendly format, teachers can also easily select individual activities to best meet students’ needs. – Julie Vorholt, Instructor, Academic English Studies, Lewis & Clark University Successful implementation and completion of team activities requires instructors and students alike to confront challenges not present in individual work. To maximize learning, group projects need a solid lesson plan that helps students • understand the benefits of group work, • develop ground rules and assign responsibilities, • value everyone’s contributions, and • resolve potential conflicts. Teacher, curriculum designer, and “teacherpreneur” Patrice Palmer offers thirteen easily implemented, robust group-work activities formatted to foster the development of life skills. Designed with secondary and postsecondary students in mind, Palmer’s workbook takes students through the team-building process, from getting to know one another to a final evaluation of the group’s work and success. Written in a user-friendly format, Successful Group Work: 13 Activities to Teach Teamwork Skills allows teachers to choose activities that best meet their students’ needs. Make group work a powerful addition to your teaching repertoire. You may be surprised how your students rise to meet a new challenge!

Social Justice In Group Work

Author: Anneliese A. Singh
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317965663
Size: 11,97 MB
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This book spotlights the unique contribution of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work to the social justice literature, and of group work to a social justice agenda. Although the term social justice may be relatively new in the counseling and psychology literature, the underlying values - attention to inequities, advocacy, and empowerment strategies for members of marginalized and oppressed populations – are not new in group work. Group leaders have been attending to these concerns all along, and group work itself is an ideal venue for the realization of social justice concerns. However, until now there has been a limited amount of scholarship on group work with a stated focus on social justice. This groundbreaking book emphasizes action through a practical approach, featuring research and case studies of social justice group work in community and school settings. Chapters highlight how group workers infuse social justice consciousness into their work, address social justice issues, and implement social justice practice. Authors review the history, practice, and future opportunities for social justice advocacy within group modalities. They also address guidelines for the training and supervision of practitioners engaging in social justice group work. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work.

Motives And Goals In Groups

Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412829120
Size: 20,31 MB
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The qualities and effectiveness of working groups are determined by the goals of the group and the motives of its members. In "Motives and Goals In Groups, "Alvin Zander studies the effects of group goals and the reasons why particular group goals are chosen. He examines the origins of such goals, determines their value in terms of the work of the group, and analyzes how goals are affected by members' aspirations to achieve success. Zander assumes the idea that the motives of members are not merely dispositions to obtain personal satisfaction, but are also inclinations to achieve group success. Earlier studies defined and clarified concepts about group achievement. They report on work in the laboratory, using high school students as subjects. In later investigations, these concepts were tested in groups outside the laboratory--classrooms, executive boards, industrial crews, and business departments. In the new introduction, Zander brings his book up to date by analyzing members' motives and groups' goals from 1971 to the present day. He examines how current findings amplify results reported in the original book. Among the topics covered are: measurability of a group's objective; the degree of members' confidence in attaining the group's goal; the importance of a group's purpose; external pressures on a group's aspirations; and the reaction of members to their group's performance. "Motives and Goals in Groups "brings together earlier research for the first careful, scientific study of goals In groups. It is of continuing importance to psychologists, educators, social workers, executives, therapists, and all others who work either in or with groups.

Group Work

Author: Patrick McMahon
Editor: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007507146
Size: 13,47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Work together for academic success Collins English for Academic Purposes: Group Work will give you the skills you need to work well with others, and help you feel confident contributing to group projects at university. Through practical exercises and real-life case studies you will learn how to form effective groups assign roles establish rules deal with difficult group situations. Collins English for Academic Purposes: Group Work will help you to make the most of your time at university. Ten chapters with clear information and practical exercises Real-life case studies from university students Information on academic expectations - understand the requirements of studying at university Helpful tips and summaries Answer key and glossary Group Work is part of a new six-book series to help international students achieve academic success at college or university. It is designed to support students who are studying, or preparing to study, at an English-speaking institution. Suitable for students whose level of English is Upper Intermediate / CEF level B2 / IELTS 5.5 and higher. Other titles in the Collins English for Academic Purposes series: * Lectures * Numbers * Presenting * Research * Writing

Handbook Of Group Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author: Janice L. DeLucia-Waack
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761924692
Size: 16,38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy is a comprehensive reference guide for group practitioners and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research as well as offers suggestions for practice in the psycho educational arena, counseling, and therapy groups. The handbook encourages the notion that the field is improved through increased collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Through a review of cutting-edge research and practice, the handbook includes: 48 chapters by renowned experts in group work The history and theory of group work Topics across the lifespan An entire section on multicultural issues A variety of clinical problems and settings Appendices include the Association for Specialists in Group Work Training Standards, Best Practice Standards, and Principles for Diversity-Competent Group Workers The Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, the most comprehensive reference devoted to this rapidly growing field, is essential for graduate students, academics, researchers, professionals, and librarians serving the group therapy community.

Activities And Action In Groupwork

Author: Ruth Middleman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135848823
Size: 12,79 MB
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This helpful and practical book examines the uses of innovative activities in social groupwork with a number of different populations, such as adolescents, school-age parents and their children, the elderly, and Hispanics.

Groups Process And Practice

Author: Marianne Schneider Corey
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495600768
Size: 10,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne, Gerald, and new co-author Cindy Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. This best-selling text has been updated with new examples, guidelines, insights, and an enhanced diversity perspective that demonstrate how group leaders can apply the basic issues and key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the what is and the how to of group counseling, the Eighth Edition is up to date with the latest research, ethical guidelines, and practices to ensure student success both in the classroom and after it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.