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A fundamental rethink of practice learning in social work education

Crisp, Beth R. and Hosken, Norah 2016, A fundamental rethink of practice learning in social work education, Social work education, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 506-517, doi: 10.1080/02615479.2016.1175422.

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Title A fundamental rethink of practice learning in social work education
Author(s) Crisp, Beth R.
Hosken, Norah
Journal name Social work education
Volume number 35
Issue number 5
Start page 506
End page 517
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0261-5479
1470-1227
Keyword(s) practice learning
virtual learning environments
action research
Australasia
Summary A common response to the need to place increasing numbers of social work students in field education or practice learning placements has been to broaden the range of organisations in which placements are sought. While this strategy has provided many beneficial learning opportunities for students, it has not been sufficient in tackling ongoing difficulties in locating work-integrated learning opportunities for social work students. We argue that new approaches to finding placement opportunities will require a fundamental rethink as to how student placements are understood. This paper introduces an innovative project which started with a consideration of learning opportunities and built a structure to facilitate these, rather than rely on organisational availability to host students on placements.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02615479.2016.1175422
Field of Research 1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
1607 Social Work
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084547

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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