Learning and Teaching in Social Work

Towards Reflective Practice

Author: Margaret Yelloly

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853022371

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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This book addresses contemporary themes in the professional education of social workers. The contributors raise important questions about the nature and purpose of professional social work practice in a modern, changing and complex society.

Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers in Social Work

Author: Joyce Lishman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853020988

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 4544

As part of the general move towards accreditation and greater professionalism, practice teachers (supervisors) have to be accredited and undergo some training and practice teaching. This handbook, commissioned by the North of Scotland Consortium for Education and Training provides the theoretical base that practice teachers need. It provides a summary of the theory underlying models of understanding human development and behaviour, and of models of social work intervention. Because of its combination of theory and practice it will be of equal use to social students and practitioners and practice teachers supervising students under the new Diploma in Social Work programme.

Teaching in Social Work

An Educators' Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Jeane W. Anastas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152093X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4741

Drawing from her extensive classroom and field experience, Jeane W. Anastas merges the "practice wisdom" of today's social work educators with contemporary theories on instruction and learning. Built around a teacher- and student-in-situation framework, Teaching in Social Work examines the effect of social issues, professional norms and needs, and various educational settings on the interactions among educators, students, and the subjects they learn. The result is a singular volume that focuses specifically on teaching within the field of social work, identifying the factors that result in effective educational outcomes. Anastas draws on the theories and selected research findings of higher education and social work education literature. She illuminates the critical aspects of teaching and learning as an adult, the best uses of different modalities of instruction, and the issues of diversity that influence all aspects of teaching and learning. Her book includes guest-authored chapters on field learning and the latest advances in teaching technology. It also engages with ethics, teaching and learning assessments, and faculty work in full-time social work education.

Distance Education in Social Work

Planning, Teaching, and Learning

Author: Paul Abels, MSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826124763

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 9914

Distance education (DE) is one of the most important ways in which future social workers can complete their MSW degree. With a reach to multiple populations, DE is especially suited to the field of social work, allowing rural, working, and financially-strained individuals to complete degrees and provide important services to underserved communities. In this comprehensive and well-organized guide to understanding and implementing distance education components into social work, pioneering professors explain how to administer DE components, discuss the adjustments and rewards of the DE teaching experience, evaluate the benefits for both students and teachers, and address evolving issues in the field. In addition, readers will be introduced to the latest audio-visual, computer -mediated, and computer-assisted modalities now in use as applied to distance education. From audio and visual teleconferencing to e-mail, networks, and web based courses, we are exposed to the current and future trends and possibilities in DE programs.

Practice Education in Social Work

A Handbook for Practice Teachers, Assessors and Educators

Author: Janet Walker,Karin Crawford,Jonathan Parker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455742

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 4432

Written specifically for practice educators, this book examines contemporary theories and knowledge in practice learning, teaching and education, with a clear emphasis on developing the skills and practice of the individual. Another key focus of the book is to help readers to reflect on the implications of this for their role as practice educators, giving them the time and space to make proactive and informed choices. The book is structured around the new Post-Qualifying Standards for Practice Education, making it an invaluable and thoroughly comprehensive guide.

Learning and Teaching in Social Work Practice

Author: Audrey Beverley,Aidan Worsley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137170255

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1439

With the increasing importance of learning on practice placement this new book provides students, practitioners and their assessors with a practical understanding of how people learn best in the workplace; the principles involved in work-based teaching and assessing; and the contribution of other disciplines to work-based learning.

Effective Learning and Teaching in Social Policy and Social Work

Author: Hilary Burgess,Imogen Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134311745

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 3561

Written to meet the needs of teachers, lecturers, tutors and trainers, this is the essential guide to understanding the key issues in learning and teaching in social policy and social work - as well as related areas such as early childhood studies, youth and community work and probation studies. The field of social care is constantly changing, and this book acts an accessible introduction to all the core concerns that will be critical to teaching professionals working in the field today. Key areas covered include curriculum planning, design and delivery of teaching, assessment, promoting inclusion, e-learning and interprofessional practice. This book also aims to provide an international perspective, outlining innovative best practice from around the world. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching, less experienced teachers looking for authoritative, expert guidance will find this title indispensable, as will more experienced professionals seeking material for reflection.

Effective Practice Learning in Social Work

Author: Jonathan Parker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844456628

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 1547

The Department of Health requires students on the social work degree to undertake at least 200 days in direct practice learning during their course. Practice learning often raises great anxieties for students, agencies and those who supervise and assess it. This book tackles those anxieties, explaining the ways the experience can deliver a unique learning opportunity for the student. It is ideal for students undertaking or about to undertake practice learning, student supervisors and practice assessors, as well as trainers and policymakers within social care agencies and healthcare professions where practice learning is also undertaken.

Integrating Theory and Practice in Social Work Education

Author: Florence Watson,Helen Burrows,Chris Player

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029815

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1844

The authors explain about how to go about gathering evidence from fieldwork and practice placements and how to prepare and plan an assignment or project. Guidance is given on applying law and policy, and how to react in the case of failure.

Modern Social Work Practice

Teaching and Learning in Practice Settings

Author: Mark Doel,Steven M. Shardlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351916963

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 2620

Modern Social Work Practice is an interactive book designed to provide readers with an opportunity to engage with key aspects of current social work practice. It also provides an excellent digest of the significant literature. Each chapter is introduced with an activity or exercise designed to aid student learning in discrete aspects of practice, building up to a complete curriculum for practice learning. The book builds upon the success and style of Social Work Practice (1993) and The New Social Work Practice (1998). Mark Doel and Steven M. Shardlow have shaped the book to take account of the National Occupational Standards for Social Work, aiming to provide a creative, practical and up-to-date resource for teaching and learning in line with current practices.

Practice placement in social work

Innovative approaches for effective teaching and learning

Author: Bellinger, Avril,Ford, Deirdre

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447318641

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 6218

Involved in educating social work professionals? Overwhelmed and demoralised by the current climate of cuts to services and over-regulation? This unique book written by practice educators, students and academics offers hope. This collection of innovative approaches to social work placements addresses subjects including sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, the value of the third-sector, supporting students from minority groups and the visual arts. The international and diverse contributions offer practical guidance and challenge conventional approaches to placement finding, teaching and assessment in field education. Written from a global social work perspective this is essential reading for anyone responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals.

Practice Teaching

Changing Social Work

Author: Hilary Lawson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 8871

In this book practitioners and academics draw upon their practical experience of working with social work students to discuss and explore the complex issues that arise in practice teaching.

Case Scenarios for Teaching and Learning Social Work Practice

Author: Shirley M. Haulotte,Jane A. Kretzschmar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 125

View: 5571

Suitable for practice courses at the BSW or MSW levels, the 40 carefully crafted vignettes in this collection are drawn from actual cases and combine practitioner expertise, rigorous scholarship, and current social work knowledge. A wide range of settings, client systems, and problems are presented, as are suggestions for assessing the information provided and formulating an intervention plan. The first three units are organized chronologically, proceeding from beginning to middle and ending phases of practice with clients. Unit four includes cases focusing on special issues-exceptions to the rule-in social work practice, such as conflicting values and ethics, working with diverse populations, and working with involuntary clients. Readers interested in focusing on particular groups and kinds of issues will also find a helpful index of cases organized by issue and client population.

Technology in Social Work Education and Curriculum

The High Tech, High Touch Social Work Educator

Author: Florence W Vigilante,Richard L Beaulaurier,Martha F Haffey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135430292

Category: Computers

Page: 236

View: 2845

Save time and trouble as you incorporate technology into your social work curriculum The dramatic increase in the use of computers and other forms of technology in social work education and practice has educators, trainers, and administrators investing valuable time, money, and effort into trying to make the transition from traditional teaching to a Web-assisted learning environment. Technology in Social Work Education and Curriculum takes the mystery out of the online experience with practical information on using technology to enhance and enrich learning—but not at the expense of the “human” approach to social work. This unique book presents a variety of creative and interesting methods for incorporating technology that’s affordable and user-friendly, and for developing online skills that won’t become obsolete as computer hardware and software evolves. Technology in Social Work Education and Curriculum transforms technology into an everyday resource for agency field instructors, human service educators, trainers, and social work administrators. The book addresses concerns that educators with limited technical skills may have in using technology to teach cultural competency, group work, research, direct practice, social policy and advocacy, and field practicum, presenting hands-on approaches that are innovative but accessible. And by focusing on approaches rather than simply reviewing available hardware and software, the book provides you with background knowledge that makes it easier for you to successfully incorporate online learning into the classroom. Technology in Social Work Education and Curriculum examines using instructional technology to emotionally engage students in the learning process using digital video and qualitative data analysis software to teach group practice the role technology plays in advocacy distance-education technologies in policy education incorporating Web-assisted learning into a traditional classroom setting the advantages of distance education over more conventional approaches a model for planning the use and integration of computer technology in schools of social work how the behaviors of computer consultants can affect the students who seek their help using innovation diffusion theory in technology planning and much more! Social workers have traditionally embraced the latest technologies and scientific developments since the earliest days of the profession. Technology in Social Work Education and Curriculum helps continue that tradition, offering invaluable guidance to educators and administrators, no matter how experienced—or inexperienced—they are in dealing with communications technologies.