Practice Placement in Social Work: Innovative Approaches for Effective Teaching and Learning

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Bellinger, Avril, Ford, Deirdre
Policy Press, Jan 13, 2016 - Social Science - 221 pages
Involved in educating social work professionals? Overwhelmed and demoralised by the current climate of cuts to services and over-regulation? This unique book written by practice educators, students and academics offers hope. This collection of innovative approaches to social work placements addresses subjects including sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, the value of the third-sector, supporting students from minority groups and the visual arts. The international and diverse contributions offer practical guidance and challenge conventional approaches to placement finding, teaching and assessment in field education. Written from a global social work perspective this is essential reading for anyone responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals.

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learning from a distance
Three The outside looking in an independent social workers
Four Do you have to be white to pass this course? Developing
building a gendered alliance
use of an artsbased method for
reconnecting social work
Eight Social media for students in practice
what difference
constructive responses to the erosion of
Twelve The concept of integrity in relation to failing and
social work education in practice

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Avril Bellinger is a registered social worker who led the Centre for Practice Learning at Plymouth University. Deirdre Ford is a registered social worker and lecturer in social work at Plymouth University.

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