As a social work practice educator and trainer, it is useful to seek advice from more experienced colleagues who could help you find ways to overcome difficulties you may encounter in supporting individual students. This book is a handy companion for those times when a colleague is not readily available.
The editor, Sue Taplin, chose these contributors for their practice wisdom and because she knew that, from their own experience, they had developed innovative practice that you can adapt to find your own solutions to the problems that you face. The contributors can be said to be experts by experience in their chosen field, some are practitioners, some are academics, but all have faced difficulties in the real world of practice learning and have been generous enough to offer to contribute a chapter to this edited textbook.
Sue is registered as a Social Worker in England and has a wealth of practice experience in palliative care and bereavement support. She has held a number of academic posts which have largely focused on service user and carer involvement and in the co-ordination of practice learning opportunities for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 2012 Sue was awarded a Professional Doctorate in Social Work from the University of East Anglia and she is a regular presenter at national and international conferences on her doctoral research as well as on numerous aspects of pedagogic practice. Sue is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire.
Preface Emeritus Professor Mark Doel Introduction Dr Sue Taplin Chapter One Generation Y Reflections on our current generation of learners Chapter Two Capabilities and Standards: Problem-based Capability Model (PBC) an holistic tool for Social Work Practice Chapter Three Supervision within placement : what students can expect and how to get the best from it Chapter Four Anti-Oppressive Practice, Social Work Values and Ethics Chapter Five The Experiences of Black Students Chapter Six Supporting Students with Dyslexia- Theory into Practice Chapter Seven Storytelling and Sharing as means of facilitating learning Chapter Eight Applying Law in Practice - Weapon, Tool, Manual or Barrier?