Teaching in Practice: How Professionals Can Work Effectively with Clients, Patients, and Colleagues / Edition 1

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Overview

Drawing on the literature of adult education and on a wealth of practical examples from different kinds of professional practice—including nursing and medicine, community education, social work, and psychology—Farquhason provides a wide range of conceptual models for improving teaching in human service practice. The author's practical methods are geared to the day-to-day realities encountered by professionals in the human services.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Barbara M. Sylvia, PhD, RN (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This new book focuses on strategies and the facilitation of learning relative to the human service professions. Topics of teaching and learning as a component of professional practice, clients as learners, development of learning relationships, facilitation of group learning, assessment of learning needs, teaching strategies, resources and activities, and evaluation of learning are covered in the nine chapters. Numerous examples of teaching situations from the human service professional practice enhance the content of this introductory-level textbook.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical guide to the implementation of teaching and the facilitation of learning within the practice of health service professionals using an adult education perspective.
Audience: This book is targeted primarily to people working in a wide range of human service professions who occupy strategic helping roles that provide them the opportunity to teach and to facilitate learning when people may be most open to the learning process. A secondary audience may be individuals engaged in preprofessional training for these same human service professions.
Features: The overall organization of the content, including the numerous examples from practice, figures, and references, are features that enhance the readability and practical application in the human service practice setting.
Assessment: This introductory level textbook provides a good broad overview of major aspects of teaching and learning from the adult education and lifelong learning perspectives and relates them to the numerous teaching opportunities that occur in human services practice. The overall design and presentation of content facilitates ease of reading. The content is general in nature and covers most current concepts in teaching and learning. Additional references are provided for readers wishing to pursue selected topics in greater depth.
Barbara M. Sylvia
This new book focuses on strategies and the facilitation of learning relative to the human service professions. Topics of teaching and learning as a component of professional practice, clients as learners, development of learning relationships, facilitation of group learning, assessment of learning needs, teaching strategies, resources and activities, and evaluation of learning are covered in the nine chapters. Numerous examples of teaching situations from the human service professional practice enhance the content of this introductory-level textbook. The purpose is to provide a practical guide to the implementation of teaching and the facilitation of learning within the practice of health service professionals using an adult education perspective. This book is targeted primarily to people working in a wide range of human service professions who occupy strategic helping roles that provide them the opportunity to teach and to facilitate learning when people may be most open to the learning process. A secondary audience may be individuals engaged in preprofessional training for these same human service professions. The overall organization of the content, including the numerous examples from practice, figures, and references, are features that enhance the readability and practical application in the human service practice setting. This introductory level textbook provides a good broad overview of major aspects of teaching and learning from the adult education and lifelong learning perspectives and relates them to the numerous teaching opportunities that occur in human services practice. The overall design and presentation of content facilitates ease of reading. The content is general innature and covers most current concepts in teaching and learning. Additional references are provided for readers wishing to pursue selected topics in greater depth.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901288
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/21/1995
  • Series: Psychology Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 495,136
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDY FARQUHARSON is a professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Learning and Teaching Centre at the University of Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. He has consulted widely on issues of adult learning and self-help groups.

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Author
1 Teaching and Learning as Facets of Professional Practice 1
2 Viewing Clients and Patients as Learners 27
3 Developing Learning Relationships with Clients, Patients, and Colleagues 57
4 Becoming Skilled at Group Facilitation 91
5 Assessing What Needs to Be Learned 115
6 Teaching Effectively - Spontaneously and By Design 137
7 Selecting Resources and Activities to Support Teaching 169
8 Using Evaluation to Enhance Effectiveness 201
9 Helping Through Teaching: Enhancing Professional Practice 231
Resources 253
References 271
Index 283
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