There are two components to this course – didactic and experiential learning. The didactic component will consist of a lecture and discussion where students will learn about group dynamics and social systems theories. The experiential component will consist of experiential groups, where students will participate in small and large self-study groups. The experiential component provides an opportunity to practice through reflection on actual situations as they occur in the here and now. Students will have an opportunity to integrate theory and experience and begin the application of this learning to various kinds of groups and work settings. The task of the experiential group is to recognize, describe, and discuss group events and processes as they occur. By studying “here and now” events, students can increase their understanding of the processes that occur as groups develop and function. Students will also increase their personal awareness by considering the roles they may take up in the pursuit of learning.
- Teacher: Gullesseria Jennifer