||This course allows the student to explore and become familiar with the group-process, what happens in groups and why. Students will be provided with an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work collaboratively and co-operatively in a variety of small group settings related to social service work practice. Through active participation in the group process the student will acquire an understanding that small group represents a microcosm of the problems faced in the larger society.This course is structured to provide a co-operative learning environment for students. There are two components to the design of this course: A theory class (2 hours per week) to discuss group dynamic theory as it relates and applies to the types of group work implemented in Social Service Work. A lab class (2 hours per week) to provide a first-hand learning experience of the small group process and the opportunity to apply specific skills and knowledge in the small group experience.