Singapore University of Social Sciences

Social Work Practice II: Groupwork and Community Organisation

Social Work Practice II: Groupwork and Community Organisation (SWK403)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Social Work Practice II: Groupwork and Community Organisation teaches the other two contemporary methods of social work: groupwork and community organisation. The emphasis is on applying strengths-based, planned change and the generalist model to practice with a variety of groups including task groups, support groups, treatment groups and educational groups and diverse communities. The course focuses on understanding the process and skills in working with groups and communities at the various stages. Theories of community development will be covered along with types of advocacy and approaches to ameliorate adverse environmental conditions will also be covered.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Social Work with groups and communities
  • Overview of Groups and Groupwork
  • Groupwork theories
  • Group Dynamics
  • Groupwork skills and co-leadership
  • Stages of groupwork
  • Overview of Community and community work
  • Community Encounter framework & Needs Assessment
  • Community Work Theories
  • Models, strategies and tactics in working with communities
  • Social Action and Advocacy
  • Specific Issues in groupwork and community work

Learning Outcome

  • Examine systems and problem solving theories and the strengths perspective as applied to work with groups and communities
  • Analyze group work and community organisation theory and knowledge
  • Evaluate the social change process using research and evaluation skills
  • Discuss ethical issues in social work practice with groups and communities.
  • Assess groups and communities with knowledge of human growth and behavior and social environment.
  • Plan purposeful group and community work in culturally appropriate ways
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