Aims/Description: This module develops the candidate's knowledge of adult learning theories and their ability to develop a learning experience with a specific focus upon work-based social work placements. Candidates are required to prepare a suitably robust practice based learning experience, for first year student social workers, on an HCPC endorsed pre-qualification social work programme at either UG or PG level. This will include; the management of the placement experience independently; or, by working alongside an already qualified Practice Assessor, undertaking a discreet piece of work, with a SW student, that the candidate will manage independently. The module will enable candidates to critically analyse, reflect upon and evaluate the learning experience they have developed and how they [the candidate], have managed the assessment of a student social worker on a social work placement.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sociological Studies):

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