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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332593
Title:
Are we making the most of learning from the practice placement?
Authors:
Domakin, Alison
Abstract:
It is almost universally accepted within social work education that placements are a defining feature of training and ‘… have a more profound and lasting impact than classroom teaching’. Consequently the placement is regarded as the signature pedagogy in social work education. However, it is also asserted that universities pay little attention to this aspect of teaching and concerns about a ‘significant level of disjunction between academic and practice learning’ are expressed. The development of a new distance learning MA social work programme in which units are studied alongside part-time placements afforded opportunities for innovation in curriculum delivery, alongside increasing connections with learning on placement. Practice educators were invited to respond to an online mixed methods survey exploring their perceptions of the programme and views as to how greater integration of academic and practice learning can be achieved in social work education generally. Analysis of the results identified the important role which supervision with the practice educator can play in integrating learning on placement with the academic curriculum. The paper concludes that a greater focus on learning from practice may offer opportunities to maximise the learning potential of the placement as social work's signature pedagogy.
Citation:
Domakin, A. (2013) 'Are We Making the Most of Learning From the Practice Placement?' ,Social Work Education 33 (6):718-730
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Social Work Education
Issue Date:
12-Dec-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332593
DOI:
10.1080/02615479.2013.869315
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2013.869315
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0261-5479; 1470-1227
Appears in Collections:
Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorDomakin, Alisonen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T12:59:46Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-09T12:59:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-12-
dc.identifier.citationDomakin, A. (2013) 'Are We Making the Most of Learning From the Practice Placement?' ,Social Work Education 33 (6):718-730en
dc.identifier.issn0261-5479-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1227-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02615479.2013.869315-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/332593-
dc.description.abstractIt is almost universally accepted within social work education that placements are a defining feature of training and ‘… have a more profound and lasting impact than classroom teaching’. Consequently the placement is regarded as the signature pedagogy in social work education. However, it is also asserted that universities pay little attention to this aspect of teaching and concerns about a ‘significant level of disjunction between academic and practice learning’ are expressed. The development of a new distance learning MA social work programme in which units are studied alongside part-time placements afforded opportunities for innovation in curriculum delivery, alongside increasing connections with learning on placement. Practice educators were invited to respond to an online mixed methods survey exploring their perceptions of the programme and views as to how greater integration of academic and practice learning can be achieved in social work education generally. Analysis of the results identified the important role which supervision with the practice educator can play in integrating learning on placement with the academic curriculum. The paper concludes that a greater focus on learning from practice may offer opportunities to maximise the learning potential of the placement as social work's signature pedagogy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2013.869315en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Social Work Educationen
dc.subjectplacementen
dc.subjectpractice educatoren
dc.subjectsupervisionen
dc.subjectsignature pedagogyen
dc.subjectonline curriculumen
dc.titleAre we making the most of learning from the practice placement?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work Educationen
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