publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Promoting readiness to practice: which learning activities promote competence and professional identity for student social workers during practice learning?

Roulston, Audrey; Cleak, Helen; Vreugdenhil, Anthea;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Apr 2018 Journal: Journal of Social Work Education, volume 54, pages 364-378 (issn: 1043-7797, eissn: 2163-5811, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Bangladesh
Abstract
Practice learning is integral to the curriculum for qualifying social work students. Accreditation standards require regular student supervision and exposure to specific learning activities. Most agencies offer high quality placements but organisational cutbacks may affect supervision and restrict the development of competence and professional identity. Undergraduate social work students in Northern Ireland universities (n = 396) were surveyed about the usefulness of the learning activities they received on placement for developing practice competence and professional social work identity. Results suggest that students most valued regular supervision, constructi...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Education, Pedagogy, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology, Transformative learning, Curriculum, Social work, Accreditation, Disadvantaged, restrict, Experiential learning
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