Groups, Teams and Systems (PSYC4729)

UNIT OF STUDY

Coaching always takes place within the context of human systems, be they family, social networks, or workplace organisations. This unit of study considers both the theory and practice of working in human systems. At the theoretical level, students undertaking this unit will consider the major theoretical advances which aid our understanding of groups and complex human systems. These will include systems theory and complexity theory as well as major research findings in group and team dynamics. Students will also consider the practical implications of these theoretical approaches to coaching within organisations. Issues surrounding self organisation, leadership and control, and the management of change in complex adaptive systems will also be discussed. Students will design and facilitate a small group coaching program.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

One 3 hour lecture per week.

Assessment

In-semester assessment(s) (80%), Exam (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PSYC4721 and PSYC4722 and either PSYC4724 or PSYC4728

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.