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The Practice Educator's Handbook

The Practice Educator's Handbook

Fourth Edition

March 2019 | 232 pages | Learning Matters
This highly engaging book provides invaluable guidance and support to social workers by challenging them to take a critical, evidence-informed approach to their thinking and practice. This easy-to-read book has been updated to include new developments in social work education, with a new chapter on building effective supervisory relationships with learners. 
Chapter 1: Practice educators and work-based learning
Part One: Domain A: Organise opportunities for the demonstration of assessed competence in practice
Chapter 2: Managing learning: taking a partnership approach
Chapter 3: Effective planning and preparation (Element 1)
Chapter 4: Organising learning (Elements 2–7)
Part Two: Domain B: Enable learning and professional development in practice
Chapter 5: Understanding learners
Chapter 6: Developing learning objectives
Chapter 7: Considering learning theories
Chapter 8: Designing learning opportunities
Part Three: Domain C: Manage the assessment of learners in practice
Chapter Understanding the assessment of social work practice
Chapter 10: The assessment process
Chapter 11: Assessment methods and their use in the workplace
Part Four: Applying learning from Domains A–C to address challenging practice situations
Chapter 12: Applying learning from Domains A–C to develop an effective supervisory relationship
Chapter 13: Applying learning from Domains A–C to support the development of resilience in learners
Chapter 14: Applying learning from Domains A–C when working in marginal or failing placements
Part Five: Domain D: Effective continuing performance as a practice educator
Chapter 15: Continuing learning and development

An essential book in relation to understanding the complexities for practice educators and enhancing the social work experience on placement. ,

Mrs Toni Benaton
Britannia Mill Campus, Derby University
February 20, 2019

This text is very relevant for the practice teacher and those undertaking support for students in practice learning.

Mrs Sheila Slesser
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Robert Gordon University
February 7, 2019

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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