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The Practice Educator's Handbook

Second Edition


168 pages | Learning Matters
This book has been written especially for practitioners to meet the new practice education framework and standards. It aims to help practice educators develop their own, and others', critical practice in line with the newly-extended Practice Educator domains which form a key structure for this text:

- organising opportunities for learning

- enabling learning

- managing assessment

- effective continuing performance

This book will support an individual through their personal journey, focusing on their perspective, and taking an open, analytical, and considered approach to the issues for practice education and, in particular, those associated with qualifying students and newly-qualified practitioners on their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. This book is also fully updated with the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.

There are sections on supervision, mentoring and coaching as well as the involvement of service users and carers. The Authors also examine learning cultures and communities of practice, continuing professional development and PQ training.

 
Foreword from the Series Editors
 
Introduction: Structure of this book
Practice Educators and Work-Based Learning

 
 
PART ONE DOMAIN A: ORGANISE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DEMONSTRATION OF ASSESSED COMPETENCE IN PRACTICE
 
Introduction to Domain A
Planning and Organising Learning: A Partnership Approach

 
Effective Planning and Preparation (Element 1)

 
Organising Learning (Elements 2-7)

 
 
Summary of Part One Domain A
 
PART TWO DOMAIN B: ENABLE LEARNING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
 
Introduction to Domain B
Understanding Learners

 
Developing Learning Objectives

 
Considering Learning Theories

 
Designing Learning Opportunities

 
 
Summary of Part Two Domain B
 
PART THREE DOMAIN C: MANAGE THE ASSESSMENT OF LEARNERS IN PRACTICE
 
Introduction to Domain C
Understanding the Assessment of Social Work Practice

 
The Assessment Process

 
Assessing Professional Performance in the Workplace

 
 
Summary of Part Three Domain C
 
PART FOUR DOMAIN D: EFFECTIVE CONTINUING PERFORMANCE AS A PRACTICE EDUCATOR
 
Introduction to Domain D
Continuing Learning and Development

 
 
Summary of Part Four Domain D
 
Conclusions
 
References
 
Index

A useful guide for new PE's

Mrs Kerry Fidler
School of Social Work, University of Leicester
February 16, 2015

A thorough introduction to the role of practice educators. Recommended reading for candidates embarking on the PEPS qualification

Mr Richard Brook
Social Work & Psychosocial Studies, University of East Anglia
August 12, 2014

This revised version builds on thie initial high quality text. Useful information, practical activities and substantial references for study and follow up. Have had good feedback from practice educators beginning in this role and using this book.

Ms Mary Mustoe
Faculty of Social Sciences, Univ. of East Anglia
June 25, 2014

This is a very good introduction to the PEPS and link to Stage 1 and Stage 2. Have already recommended it to practice educators.

Mr Stephen Walker
Rehabilitation & Social Work, University of Cumbria
June 13, 2014

This book is recommended to Practice Educators in Training and Support Workshops throughout the academic year. It is both helpful for those entering practice education for the first time and for those with experience requiring up to date information and ideas that can be utilised in supervision with students.

Mrs Jackie Plenty
School of Applied Social Sciences and Social Work, University Campus Suffolk
May 23, 2014

This is a great text covering the Domains and PCF's I have recommended all students on the course purchase this text and have put it on the essential reading list. When the new budget for books comes through this is going to be bought as a prioritity.

Mr David Hambling
Faculty of Sport, Health & Social Care, Gloucestershire University
May 2, 2014

This is a helpful introduction to practice education, providing a basic guide and some useful examples.

Ms Claudia Megele
Mental Health, Social Work & IPL, Middlesex Univ.
March 20, 2014

This book is very good for those undertaking Practice Education courses, it tells students what they need to know in a clear and accessible manner.

Miss Emma Perry
Institute of Education and Public Services, Gloucestershire University
March 6, 2014

Good general guide for those undertaking practice education training.

Mr Michael Lyne
School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
February 22, 2014

A very useful book for all invovled in social work practice placements, including practice educators

Ms Karen Hillison
Department of Social Work, Hull University
December 9, 2013

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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

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