Interpersonal and Group Processes

Subject EDUC90579 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 19-Feb-2015 to 23-May-2015
Assessment Period End 30-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 09-Mar-2015
Census Date 20-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 15-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

A study of theory and skills relevant to managing complex and challenging interactions in educational settings; research on effective conflict management models and skills and applications to formal and informal negotiation and problem solving; a study of group dynamics and group processes applicable to leading participatory approaches to curriculum development and education tasks. Applied exercises are used to enhance skills in leading collaborative and inclusive approaches to wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical awareness of the theory and practice of constructive conflict management and selectively apply a range of assertion and conflict management skills to negotiation and collaboration in a variety of student wellbeing contexts;
  • demonstrate a critical awareness of the theory and practice of group dynamics and plan strategies to ensure the effective functioning of groups.

  • One 3000 word assignment (or equivalent projects) due mid-semester, 60%
  • One 2000 word assignment (or equivalent projects) due at the end of semester, 40%

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

No prescribed text

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Draw upon theoretical knowledge to analyse and critically reflect on their educational practice;
  • Demonstrate advanced competencies in educational practices related to student wellbeing.
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Student Wellbeing)

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