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.
'This is a valuable addition to the literature on social work education, providing a useful synthesis of key areas of pedagogic research to date on the subject and helpfully identifying gaps in knowledge where research is still needed. Social work educators, social work researchers and social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes in social work education will find this a relevant and accessible text.'-- Jane Lindsay, Deputy Head, School of Social Work, Kingston University/St George's University of London, UK'This new volume in the Research Highlights series makes a welcome and valuable contribution in a context where the processes and outcomes of social work education remain under-researched. Reasons for this are critically explored so that some of the gaps in knowledge and understanding can be mapped and conceptualised. A variety of contributions from key figures make for diversity and a range of focus.' -- Michelle Lefevre, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Sussex, UK and Deputy Editor, Social Work Education: The International Journal
About the 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.