Social Work Education and Training

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Joyce Lishman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sep 15, 2011 - Social Science - 224 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Part I The Context
12
Part II Teaching and Learning in Social Work Education
52
Part III Critical Issues and Debate in Relation to Social Work Education in the UK
130
The Contributors
214

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About the author (2011)

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.

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