Effective Learning and Teaching in Social Policy and Social Work

Effective Learning and Teaching in Social Policy and Social Work

Effective Learning and Teaching in Social Policy and Social Work

Effective Learning and Teaching in Social Policy and Social Work

Synopsis

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.

Excerpt

Hilary Burgess is Senior Lecturer in the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, where she led the development of a problem-based learning curriculum for the Diploma in Social Work, called Enquiry and Action Learning (EAL). She was programme director from 1990 to 1996. She has published extensively on social work education, and her work on EAL has been widely referred to nationally and internationally. Since 2000 she has been seconded to the UK Learning and Teaching Support Network Subject Centre for Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP) as learning and teaching adviser. Through this she has developed a leading role in national developments in social work education, including membership of the Department of Health Project Group on Practice Learning for the Reform of Social Work Education in England (2002-3).

Imogen Taylor is Professor of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex, where she has led the development of the new BA Social Work (a joint degree with the University of Brighton), followed by the MA Social Work. Prior to this she was Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol, having qualified as a social worker in Toronto where she practised before joining the Faculty of the School of Social Work there. Imogen is Co-Director of the UK Learning and Teaching Support Network Subject Centre for Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP). She has published extensively on the topic of learning and teaching in social work, including her book Developing Learning in Professional Education: Partnerships for Practice (1997), and is a member of the Editorial Board of Social Work Education. Imogen was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2003.

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