Basic Groupwork / Edition 2

Basic Groupwork / Edition 2

by Tom Douglas
     
 

Basic Groupwork is a simple, practical guide to the processes of groupwork. This new edition has been extensively updated and revised to reflect the changes which have taken place in society and social behaviour since it was first published in 1978, but in essence it remains an accessible and friendly text for the novice practitioner.
In logical sequence

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Overview

Basic Groupwork is a simple, practical guide to the processes of groupwork. This new edition has been extensively updated and revised to reflect the changes which have taken place in society and social behaviour since it was first published in 1978, but in essence it remains an accessible and friendly text for the novice practitioner.
In logical sequence the book follows the progress of one group from inception to close and exposes how groups work. Basic group processes explained include:

  • how individuals bring their personal habitual responses to situations into a group
  • how group constraints enhance or restrain group behaviour and achievement
  • how a group is affected by the way in which it has originated
  • how leadership and membership roles interact.

Basic Groupwork provides students with a sound and solid basis for any kind of groupwork, in any context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415224802
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Douglas is a freelance groupwork consultant with over forty years of experience in working with groups and has written widely on the theory and practice of groupwork.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. IHow groups work
1A very diverse family: the range of group forms3
2Beginning at the beginning: group members13
3Small groups and bigger groups: the constraints23
4What happens in groups: group processes36
5Guidance, enabling and direction: leadership acts48
Pt. IIBasic groupwork
6Turning ideas into action: getting started67
7The more important steps in working groups84
8Where responsibility lies103
9Going on, changing direction or ending121
10The development of knowledge and skill132
Further reading and references144
Index145

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