Teaching Group Work

This site includes syllabi and other teaching resources submitted by IASWG members, as examples of materials used for teaching social work with groups in social work education. The IASWG does not endorse a particular resource, and we suggest readers review these materials to gather ideas in developing their own materials

To share your syllabus or other resources on the exchange, please email [email protected]. Every contribution must include a name and contact information. We welcome contributions in any language.

We have recently added this first section on Teaching Group Work Online.  This section will be valuable at any time, and here you’ll find full syllabi and other resources contributed by IASWG Members. Currently, many of us are moving to online social work education to as an alternative to In Person teaching during the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, we are also posting resources that we believe will be valuable immediately.  In addition, we are posting what we hope will be a growing list of IASWG members ready to discuss online teaching with others.

Please contribute your feedback and your own resources! Remember, we do not “curate” or review submissions by IASWG Members to this page – All contributors must include their name and contact information to assist readers to follow up with them. For additional information about this collection, please email Carol S. Cohen ([email protected]), Co-Chair of the IASWG Commission on Group Work in Social Work Education.

Teaching Group Work Online and in Hybrid Models

Course Syllabi

IASWG Members Available to Discuss Online Teaching (either unexpectedly, or extensively planned):

Teaching Materials from IASWG Members

Our IASWG Website has a number of excellent resources that can be valuable while teaching remotely, as well as under many other circumstances, including:

  • Practicing Group Work StrategiesFocusing primarily on group facilitation in a range of practice settings, these tips and strategies can be used in the classroom as both content and as guides for applying group work knowledge as educators working with classes.
  • The IASWG Case-Based, Multi-Media Resource ProjectThis web resource currently includes three extensive case studies (Hoarding Group, Somali Boys Group & Bereavement Group), contributed by members as part of an IASWG Project. Each case can be downloaded separately as a Word Doc.  The cases can be used Asynchronously with discussion questions (with or without the workers' commentary at the end), and also could be discussed Synchronously following online discussion forums.  

Resources for Moving to Online Teaching (for short and longer term applications and planning)

Publisher Websites with Assistance in Teaching Online 

Links to Articles Related to Beginning Online Teaching (across fields):

Teaching Group Work Primarily in Face to Face/ In Person Models

Group Work Syllabi

Articles & Other Resources