Perceptions of readiness for legally literate practice: a longitudinal study of social work student views

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/239164
Title:
Perceptions of readiness for legally literate practice: a longitudinal study of social work student views
Authors:
Preston-Shoot, Michael ( 0000-0002-9347-0524 ) ; McKimm, Judy
Abstract:
Law is a prescribed element of the curriculum for the social work degree. Research and development work have included a systematic review, practice survey and curriculum building; however, little evidence exists about the outcomes of teaching and learning of law in social work education. Moreover, doubts remain about how far students acquire legal knowledge and skills in its implementation. This survey of social work students in seven UK universities measured their law learning and their confidence in using this knowledge. Concept maps and a self-audit questionnaire were used to capture students' understanding and perceptions. A large sample was achieved across first, second and final year students. The interface between the legal rules and practice is a site of anxiety and perceived difficulty. In some areas students offer relatively confident self-assessments of their legal knowledge and skills for practising law. However, levels of confidence in other areas of their law learning raise doubts about the degree to which they can advocate for, and protect, service users. Conclusions are drawn about the effectiveness of students' law learning.
Citation:
Preston-Shoot, M., McKimm, J. (2011) 'Perceptions of Readiness for Legally Literate Practice: A Longitudinal Study of Social Work Student Views'. Social Work Education 31 (8) 1071-1089
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Journal:
Social Work Education
Issue Date:
15-Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/239164
DOI:
10.1080/02615479.2011.608125
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2011.608125
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0261-5479; 1470-1227
Appears in Collections:
Social Work, Professional Practice and the Law

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPreston-Shoot, Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKimm, Judyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T14:58:34Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-20T14:58:34Zen
dc.date.issued2011-09-15en
dc.identifier.citationPreston-Shoot, M., McKimm, J. (2011) 'Perceptions of Readiness for Legally Literate Practice: A Longitudinal Study of Social Work Student Views'. Social Work Education 31 (8) 1071-1089en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0261-5479en
dc.identifier.issn1470-1227en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02615479.2011.608125en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/239164en
dc.description.abstractLaw is a prescribed element of the curriculum for the social work degree. Research and development work have included a systematic review, practice survey and curriculum building; however, little evidence exists about the outcomes of teaching and learning of law in social work education. Moreover, doubts remain about how far students acquire legal knowledge and skills in its implementation. This survey of social work students in seven UK universities measured their law learning and their confidence in using this knowledge. Concept maps and a self-audit questionnaire were used to capture students' understanding and perceptions. A large sample was achieved across first, second and final year students. The interface between the legal rules and practice is a site of anxiety and perceived difficulty. In some areas students offer relatively confident self-assessments of their legal knowledge and skills for practising law. However, levels of confidence in other areas of their law learning raise doubts about the degree to which they can advocate for, and protect, service users. Conclusions are drawn about the effectiveness of students' law learning.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2011.608125en_GB
dc.subjectlawen_GB
dc.subjectsocial worken_GB
dc.subjectsocial work educationen_GB
dc.subjectstudentsen_GB
dc.subjectlearningen_GB
dc.subjectoutcomesen_GB
dc.subjectconcept mapsen_GB
dc.subjectself-auditen_GB
dc.titlePerceptions of readiness for legally literate practice: a longitudinal study of social work student viewsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work Educationen_GB
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