Social Work Education and Training (Research Highlights in Social Work)

Social Work Education and Training (Research Highlights in Social Work)

By: Joyce Lishman (editor), Kate Skinner (contributor), David Ward (contributor), Barr Barr (contributor), Gillian Ruch (contributor), Andrew Hill (contributor), Joan Orme (contributor), Fritz-Reudiger Volz (contributor), Knight Knight (contributor), Joyce Lishman (series_editor)Paperback

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Excellent social work education and training is vital for ensuring best practice, and it is important to understand the key approaches and methods in order to provide the best teaching and ensure effective learning. This volume provides an overview of social work education, including the background and current context. It covers the key debates surrounding social work education, such as the evaluation of social work education, the use of IT, research-mindedness, and the effectiveness of interdisciplinary education. The book also offers guidance on effective teaching and learning approaches tailored to the needs of social work educators, covering teaching within a higher education institution, on student practice placements, and in post-qualifying settings. This will be an indispensable text for educators and trainers in the field of social work.

About Author

Joyce Lishman is now retired, and was previously Head of the School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. She was also General Editor of the Research Highlights in Social Work series for many years. She is editor of Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care, 2nd edition, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Introduction. Joyce Lishman, Robert Gordon University, UK. Part I. The Context. 1. Evaluation of Social Work Education. Joan Orme, Glasgow School of Social Work, UK. 2. European Perspectives on Education for Social Work and Social Pedagogy. Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler, London Metropolitan University, UK. Part II. Teaching and Learning in Social Work Education. 3. Professional Ethics as the Interpretation of Life Praxis. Chris Clark, University of Edinburgh, UK and Fritz Rudiger Volz, Evangelische Fachhochshule, Bochum, Germany. 4. Two Halves Make a Whole: Developing Critical, Analytic and Reflective Thinking in Social Work Practice and Education. Gillian Ruch, University of Southampton, UK. 5. Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work Education. Pedro Morago, Teesside University, UK. 6. Learning and Teaching in Practice Learning. Steven M. Shardlow, University of Salford, UK. 7. ICT and Social Work Education. Andrew Hill and Ian Shaw, University of York, UK. Part III. Critical Issues and Debate in Relation to Social Work Education in the UK. 8. The Generalist Versus Specialist Debate in Social Work Education in the UK. Pamela Trevithick, University of Gloucestershire, UK. 9. Probation Education and Training: An Overview of the Research. Charlotte Knight and Dave Ward, De Montfort University, UK. 10. Continuous Professional Development in Social Work. Kate Skinner, independent social work consultant. 11. Interprofessional Education in Qualifying Social Work. Hugh Barr, UK Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education and University of Westminster, UK and Elaine Sharland, University of Sussex, UK. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781849050760
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781849050760
  • weight: 345
  • ISBN10: 1849050767

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