Teaching Social Work Practice: A Programme of Exercises & Activities Towards the Practice Teaching Award

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Teaching Social Work Practice is a lively, practical guide to developing your knowledge and skills as a teacher of social work practice in an agency setting. Social work students learn to practise in college and agency settings, and this book will help to integrate the student's experience of learning. Teaching social work is different from practising social work, and this book is designed to help practitioners to develop their teaching abilities with students. The authors use a combination of exercises, activities, notes and further reading to guide and encourage the reader through seven 'modules', which include Anti-oppressive practice teaching, Models of learning, and Methods of practice teaching. Each module is designed to help you learn how to teach social work practice. There is an emphasis on self-directed learning and active teaching. The book also gives advice on collecting evidence of your developing abilities, and examples of how to demonstrate this in a portfolio. This is especially useful to people who are studying for the Practice Teaching Award. Finally, Teaching Social Work Practice provides useful digests of the relevant literature in the area of practice teaching and learning - helpful pointers for busy practitioners. Teaching Social Work Practice will be of interest to social workers who are considering practice teaching as well as those existing practice teachers who want to continue to develop their skills. College-based teachers and trainers will also find useful material. In addition, the book has much to offer social work managers who wish to develop their skills in staff supervision and staff development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857423273
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 204

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
Ch. 1 Models of practice teaching 3
Ch. 2 Prior learning 9
Ch. 3 Involving others 15
Ch. 4 Placement profile 25
Ch. 5 Agreements 31
Ch. 6 Beginnings and endings 39
Ch. 7 Power and oppression 49
Ch. 8 Anti-racist practice teaching 55
Ch. 9 Cultural competence 63
Ch. 10 Giving and receiving feedback 73
Ch. 11 Learning styles 81
Ch. 12 Blocks to learning 91
Ch. 13 Knowledge, values, skills 101
Ch. 14 Curriculum development 109
Ch. 15 Theory and practice 117
Ch. 16 The practice tutorial 127
Ch. 17 Designing learning activities 137
Ch. 18 Direct observation and the use of video 145
Ch. 19 The assessment climate 155
Ch. 20 Criteria for competence 163
Ch. 21 Ready to practise? 175
Ch. 22 The portfolio 189
Bibliography 197
Suggested core texts 201
About the authors 203
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