This paper reports on three evaluated projects of social work placements in private care homes for older people in Scotland. This was a new situation for each of the care homes. They were uncertain about the student role and this was initially challenging for the students. Reported outcomes of these placements include deep learning for the students who developed core social work skills and an understanding of ageism within a relationship-based model of social work. The care homes reported…
A collection of resources relating to assessment and feedback on the SWAP (Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre) website.
This audio-visual case study activity has been designed to familiarise learners with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with vulnerable adults. Hosted on the Iriss (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services) website.
With its great topical importance for the adult social care sector, the British Journal of Social Work is pleased to make freely available a number of key articles from recent issues of the journal about self-directed support. These articles provide an informed and critical analysis of policy and practice in this area - from the evaluation of early pilots to current issues in implementation.
A model for the Integration of practice and theory during work-placed learning
A podcast on the Iriss website that analyses barriers to integrating theory and practice and proposes a model for capturing 'practice wisdom' in a systemic way.
Podcast in which Vivienne Cree discusses integrating learning for practice in social work education. Hosted by Iriss (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services)
An activity from Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow's 2005 book, 'Modern Social Work Practice' that helps learners evaluate their practice with service users and carers.
Hosted on the Iriss Learning Exchange