Aims/Description: This module is designed for those supervising, mentoring and assessing social work students in the workplace. This module develops the student's knowledge of theories of learning development in the supervision and management of a practice learning opportunity. To be able to undertake this module you must therefore take full responsibility for a Practice Learning Opportunity for a social work student at level 2 or final placement. You must have already demonstrated you have met the requirements for Stage One in the Practice Educator Professional Standards either through an appropriate Practice Educator Stage One programme or through considerable experience of being a practice educator.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Placements
Assessment: Vivavoce

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

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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