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Social Work Practice Placements

Social Work Practice Placements
Critical and Reflective Approaches

  • Sue Jones - Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

January 2015 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
All social work students must undertake Practice Placements in the second and final years of their programme and the placement is a crucial area of assessment for passing the degree course.

This book will help to develop student's critical thinking, analytic and reflective skills as they progress through their two placements. It will help them build a successful practice portfolio and understand exactly how they fit into the myriad of other professionals and services that make up day to day reality of practice. Crucially, this book will also feature a chapter on developing these skills into the workplace. Uniquely, it argues that becoming a competent and thriving social worker is dependent on success in the placement.

Preparation for your social work placement
Understanding your placement through an organisational journey
Embedding critical placement learning
Preparing for and using supervision
Completing your portfolio
Moving on – NQSW, ASYE and all that…

Used this book in a readiness to practice module with BSc students to prepare them for their first placement. Really useful information. Hints and tips for making their placement a success, easy to read and navigate . A great practical text. Highly recommend.

Mrs Morag Currie
Accounting, Winchester University
August 31, 2022

This text provides students with all the information and advice required for success on placement

Mrs Nicola Sylvester
Health and Social Work, Hertfordshire University
December 13, 2020

Excellent resource for students planning for and undertaking their practice placements.

Mr Richard Watts
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
February 24, 2017

An interesting book as an introduction. Very basic although would give our first year undergraduates a good introduction to some of the basic issues in social work.

Graham Ixer
Health and Social Care, Winchester University
June 19, 2015

This book is really useful in supporting and guiding through the reflective process.

Mr Michael Hunter
School of Education, Social Work &, Dundee University
February 10, 2015

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