Making the Most of Your Social Work Placement
- Paula Beesley - Leeds Beckett University, UK
'How can I succeed in my placement?'
Your placement is a crucial part of your social work training - not only will a successful placement set you up to succeed in the rest of your degree, but it is also your chance to experience what real social work practice is like.
This practical guide will take you step by step through your social work placement, guiding you through what you will be expected to do, and helping you to make the most of your placement. You will learn how to apply the theory and skills you've learnt in practice, to your own observations as well as to your placement portfolio, and how to gain the feedback you need. The book is packed full of hands-on advice, alongside a variety of learning features: student voices talking about their own placement experiences, chapter checklists, reflective tasks, and potential placement pitfalls and opportunities which demonstrate different ways to approach situations you may encounter on placement.
This book highlights the importance of collaboration between the student and the PE, offering concrete ideas for students to actively take responsibility for their learning on placement. Contributions from real students bring the placement process to life, and overall, I think the book is written in a way that is accessible and motivating for students.
Clear and well structured outline of practice based learning.
A book for students and practice educators alike - general and creative ideas for successful placements.