Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

SK508
Reflective Group and Community Practice
0.5 Credit

This course focusses on five broad areas of learning: (1) theory of small group development and functioning; (2) principles and methods of adult empowerment, as well as member/leadership development; (3) the use of self in groups/meetings and various community practice settings; (4) understanding the implications of the social location of professional helpers and various populations using social services and other relevant groupings; and (5) the appropriate use of discussion, decision-making and problem-solving procedures in groups/meetings. Particular consideration is given to adapting our ways of working for different types of participants, including various disadvantaged and marginalised populations.