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Promoting Individual and Organisational Learning in Social Work
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Promoting Individual and Organisational Learning in Social Work



October 2012 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
In today's performance driven environment, maintaining service quality in social work is more important than ever. This book will help social work leaders and managers to understand the role that personal and organisational learning plays in the provision of services that are effective and responsive to the needs of service users, carers and the communities. Recent national policy drivers such as the Munro Review into Child Protection (2011) and the recommendations of the Social Work Reform Board (2010) have strengthened the need to embed and enable learning within the workplace. This book is part of a Leadership and Management series which enables managers to understand this need, and respond in a timely and effective way.
 
PART ONE
 
Learning Organisations
 
Work-based Learning
 
Continuing professional development (CPD)
 
Review: skills and attributes
 
PART TWO
 
Communities of Practice
 
Change Management
 
Supervision
 
Coaching and Mentoring
 
Group Learning
 
Induction and Probation
 
Appraisal
 
Service User and Carer Involvement
 
Case reviews
 
References
 
Index

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Sarah Williams

Sarah has 15 years experience as a practice teacher both on and off site; eight years experience of developing, leading and delivering Bournemouth University Practice Education Programmes including; the Practice Teaching Programme, Enabling Work Based Learning (as a stand alone programme and within Specialist Awards), and Leading & Enabling Others (within Higher Specialist Awards). More About Author

Lynne Rutter

Lynne specialises in professional educational development within post-qualifying (PQ) and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes at the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University. Here she has helped design and develop a number of units for both health and social care markets. She facilitates learning about critical thinking, professional reasoning and judgement, evidencing professional learning, leading and enabling others, and service improvement methodology. Lynne’s professional and research interests focus on the nature and development of professional reasoning and... More About Author

Ivan Gray