chapter  9
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Groupworkers in the Making: A Simulation for Teaching Social Groupwork

The elements of learning process and content may be as central in a social groupwork course as are group process and content in a social work practice group. Because groupwork skills are an interactional application of knowledge and humanistic values, it makes sense to provide students with academic learning experiences in a “live action” mode. As stated by Kurland and Salmon (1998): “The classroom should be a place where students can struggle with ideas together . . . in a spirit of collegial cooperation” (p. 1).