What Does This Book Aim to Do?
Will this Book Help me Pass the Course?
Key Features of this Book
Thinking about Learning
Where are You Now as a Learner?
Learning as a Child or as an Adult?
How does Learning Happen?
Skim the Surface or Dive in at the Deep End?
Common Learning Obstacles
Tackling Boredom and Frustration - Head on!
Self-Management and Organization
Organising Independent Study Space
Avoidance Strategies and Procrastination
Stress and Stress Management
Learning in the Workplace
Work-based Social Work Courses
Skills for Managing Change
Communication, Confidence and Understanding
What Sort of Technologies Might You Be Using?
How Will E-Learning Be Used?
Effective Use of Online Learning Environments
Independent Learning Online
Online Collaboration and Group Work
Researching, Reading and Critiquing
How is Research Relevant to Your Course?
Projects and Dissertations
Quantitative and Qualitative Research
The Six-step Search Strategy
Effective Reading and Note-taking
Foregrounding your 'Writer Voice'
Planning a Research Project
Why is Writing so Important?
Improving your Writing Skills
Support for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties
Your Previous Experience of Writing
Getting used to 'Academic Writing'
Writing at Higher Education Level
Types of Academic Writing
Referencing is a Learnable Skill
The Key to Successful Referencing
Why Are You Asked to Use Referencing?
Communication and Awareness Skills
Service-users, Carers and Communication Skills
Developing Your Confidence in Communicating
Communication and Social Work
Ensuring Accuracy - Information Fit for Purpose
Non-verbal Communication - Observing Communication Through Behaviour
Eyes - the Mirrors of the Soul?
Using Feedback Effectively
Personal Development Plan
Feedback on Your Assignments
Feedback from Service-Users and Carers
Reflection in Social Work
They 'Why' and 'What' of Reflection
The GSCC Codes of Practice (2002)
Reflection and Accountability
Developing Social Work Portfolios
The Continuous Professional Development(CPD)Portfolio
Computing Principles and Concepts
Social Work and Computing Skills
Managing Files Effectively
Using Databases to Access Information
Computing and Assistive Technologies
Computing in Social Work Practice Settings
Computing Skills Workshop
Help Options and Online Resources
Features in Microsoft Office 2007
Part 1: Authoring Your PowerPoint Presentation
Part 2: Delivering Your Presentation
Using Basic Formulae in Excel
Creating Charts and Graphs in Excel