Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Social Work Fulltime
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Group Work
Course unit code 048512021103
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Oliver MÖSSINGER, Hanno ÖLZ

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

Working with groups is beside working with individuals and community work one of the core practice methods in Social Work. Basics for an effectual output is the group-theory related to dynamic processes, the "age" of a group and different roles in groups.Skills in being a group leader are essential for working with groups.The focus is on working with a variety of groups in diverse practice and organizational settings, in particular group formation, group participation, group leadership and group termination. One topic is working in an interdisciplinary group.

Learning outcomes

Students are aware of the dynamics in a group. They are ready to act as a member of a group as well as participant. They know about specific tasks related to the formation and "age of the group. They are able to react with respect to the needs of the members of a group. They are ready to work in interdisciplinary groups and develop skills in using a variety of strategies.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Inputs, training, exercises, group works

Assessment methods and criteria

Accomplish a group related task



Recommended or required reading

Antons, Klaus (2011): Praxis der Gruppendynamik: Übungen und Techniken. 9. Aufl. Bern: Hogrefe.

Galuske, Michael (2013): Methoden der Sozialen Arbeit: Eine Einführung. 10. Aufl. Weinheim, Bergstr: Beltz Juventa.

Heintel, Peter (2008): Bettrifft: Team : dynamische Prozesse in Gruppen. 2. Aufl. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Herwig-Lempp, Johannes (2016): Ressourcenorientierte Teamarbeit: systemische Praxis der kollegialen Beratung ; ein Lern- und Übungsbuch. 4. Aufl. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Langmaack, Barbara; Braune-Krickau, Michael (2010): Wie die Gruppe laufen lernt Anregungen zum Planen und Leiten von Gruppen; ein praktisches Lehrbuch. 8. Aufl. Weinheim; Basel: Beltz.

Schmidt-Grunert, Marianne (2005): Das Gruppengespräch in der Sozialen Arbeit: eine Einführung in qualitative Analyse und Evaluation. Freiburg: Lambertus.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)