EDU 624 Group Dynamics
4 Semester Units
Group Dynamics provides a comprehensive analysis of theory and research related to group dynamics. It begins with an examination of the current theory and research findings needed in order to make groups function effectively and provides exercises to practice the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the integration of knowledge and skills toward the goal of developing expertise in working with groups. This course provides a balanced approach to group dynamics and focuses on the characteristic dynamics found in virtually all groups and in all walks of life.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Distinguish the differences among pseudogroups, traditional work groups, effective groups and high performance groups.
- Compare and contrast one-way communication, one-way communication with feedback, and two-way communication using the criteria of group leader and group member satisfaction and efficiency.
- Examine the history of cooperative learning.
- Analyze the steps of action research that are used in organizational development.