Written for Learning at Work week, this is a list of resources relating to the placement journey.
Writing for Learning at Work week, Gillian Muir argues that the key to the placement journey is planning.
ALPS is the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
This is a suite of generic assessment tools for use in practice. The formative assessment tools were mapped to three identified Common Competences; Communication, Team Working and Ethical Practice.
Across multiple health and social care professions, these tools allow students to gather feedback from practice assessors of their own profession and from other occupations,…
Writing for Learning at Work week, Jo Finch talks about the importance of keeping up with the latest social work research.
Written for Learning at Work week, this is a list of resources relating to the assessment of learners.
We know that supervision is important and that social workers value it. Supervision helps morale, confidence, and retention of staff. However, we also hear from practitioners and managers that good supervision is hard to find.
In these podcasts we make the connection between containment - support to understand, process and learn from the emotional aspect of social work - and good supervision. Good supervision looks like someone walking out feeling better - less anxious, more confident…
This podcast takes a look at the theory and evidence around using critical reflection, and offer a model for doing good reflection in practice.
This podcast looks at how social workers make critical reflection happen, despite the pressure and busyness of our work.
An interesting article which argues that once you’ve accumulated enough experience, reflecting on that experience to “articulate and codify” what you’ve learned is the most powerful way to improve your performance in the future. Includes some reflection exercises.
What really drives learning? Is it, as we've been taught for years, the idea that "practice makes perfect”? Is experience - or the act of doing - the key to learning? Or is it that we learn through reflecting on that…
The main concepts of some key theories... in pictures.