Plan and conduct group activities

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCGRP002, 'Plan and conduct group activities'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Plan and conduct group activities' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan group activities and resources

1.1 Review available information and identify the needs of the group

1.2 Generate ideas for activities that respond to identified needs

1.3 Identify, calculate and document the resources required for group activities

1.4 Identify and follow up on the need to make submissions for potential sources of assistance and resources within scope of own job role

1.5 Organise resources according to organisation procedures

2. Coordinate group planning processes

2.1 Seek opportunities actively for collaborative planning and shared ownership with clients

2.2 Solicit, analyse and prioritise information about group’s needs and expectations

2.3 Negotiate the purpose of group activities with the group allowing time and opportunity for individuals to articulate their ideas and wishes

2.4 Translate purpose of proposed group activity into a set of documented aims and objectives based on input

2.5 Analyse potential impact on group operation of the values and beliefs of both worker and client

2.6 Design group strategies that promote effective group operation and take into account specific characteristics of participating clients

3. Manage group processes and conflict

3.1 Promote opportunities for open dialogue and active listening between group members

3.2 Encourage and model sensitivity to diverse participants

3.3 Use strategies to prevent conflict within own role, power and capacity

3.4 Identify and reinforce the outcomes of positive conflict

3.5 Clarify and confirm principles and practices of conflict resolution in a group and seek agreement to implement them

3.6 Encourage acknowledgement of rights and responsibilities and perceptions of all participants in the conflict situation

3.7 Offer opportunity to all participants for debriefing, support, mediation, consultation and facilitation

4. Evaluate group activities

4.1 Ensure aims and objectives of the group activity provide the basis for evaluation and feedback

4.2 Seek feedback from group participants on leadership style, group process, achievement of objectives, other achievements and areas for development

4.3 Document evaluation information according to organisation procedures and distribute to relevant people