Visual methods of working with a team IASWG Camp


  • Lina Bartusevičiene Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas
  • Terese Nijole Liobikiene Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas



Abstract: In this article we share our experience of some of the visual methods that we use most often. These methods help group members to participate in groupwork processes more efficiently. The article reveals the motives for choosing visual methods, preparation for groupwork and the process of groupwork. Different camp preparation stages highlight different needs and tensions. The whole process might be divided into several parts: 1) generating ideas, highlighting aims; 2) distributing roles and preparing presentation; 3) working with a group: presentation, observation of group dynamics and reflection. When preparing the camp’s programme a number of questions emerged: the type of reports; whether the program should be oriented towards the presentation of a method or towards the theoretical aspects; the ratio of foreign and Lithuanian reports; whether the target audience of our report should be only – Lithuanians or include foreigners. To initiate discussion among group members the seminar material (collared cards) was presented. In this way the participants had the opportunity to experience the main elements of the method themselves. The activity was more attractive, the atmosphere conveyed trust and freedom in which participants were active, able to express their ‘here and now’ experience, and share their grounded opinion.

Keywords: motives; visual methods; group dynamics; experience; reflection; group work; groupwork

Author Biographies

Lina Bartusevičiene, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas

Lecturer and Supervisor, Social work Department

Terese Nijole Liobikiene, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas

Associate Professor, Social work Department


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How to Cite

Bartusevičiene, L., & Liobikiene, T. N. (2017). Visual methods of working with a team IASWG Camp. Groupwork, 26(3), 105-112.



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