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Practice Education in Social Work
A Handbook for Practice Teachers, Assessors and Educators



July 2008 | 203 pages | Learning Matters
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.
 
Introduction
 
What is education in practice?
 
What is learning?
 
What is teaching?
 
What is assessment?
 
What is supervision?
 
Managing and developing practice learning experiences
 
What about me?
 
Summary

"This is an excellent book...It is straight-forward, authoritative and a valuable resource both in education and practice"- Lecturer, University of Birmingham


Really useful book , well written and accessible.

Mrs Siobhan Bas
Department of Social Work, London Metropolitan University
May 18, 2015

Well laid out and accessible text which is excellent for Practice Educators although now out of date with the PCF and SoP's not mentioned however still very useful reference.

Mr David Hambling
Faculty of Sport, Health & Social Care, Gloucestershire Univ.
July 1, 2014

Not practical enough. Misses key info such as retention of info in adult learning theory. Also not updated with PCF

Ms Fleur Duke
Social Work , Hull University
October 30, 2013

Great handbook when have
ing a student on placement to refer to and guide you

Miss Anita Ganday
Children In Care, Nottingham City Council
August 20, 2012

Very useful for me as a Practice Educator when I am stuck with moving a student on in his/her thinking

Mrs Pat Curtis
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University
January 23, 2012

Janet Walker

Janet Walker is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Lincoln. She has a particular interest in the development of social care training, having managed local authority social services training prior to joining the University. Janet also has considerable experience of working in children's services as a social worker and a manager. More About Author

Karin Crawford

Karin Crawford is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Lincoln, where she has responsibility for supporting learners, teaching and curriculum development in the area of health, social care and management, both at undergraduate and post-qualifying levels. She also has experience of working with other European countries to develop teaching and learning in health and social care. More About Author

Jonathan Parker

Dr. Jonathan Parker is Professor of Society and Social Welfare and Director of the Centre for Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy at Bournemouth University. He is Visiting Professor at the Tasik Chini Research Centre Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He was one of the founders and director of the Family Assessment and Support Unit, a placement agency attached to the University of Hull, and Head of Department of Social Work.  He was Chair of the Association of Teachers in Social Work Education until 2005, Vice Chair of the UK higher education representative body, the Joint... More About Author