Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447318613 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447318606 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Practice Placement in Social Work

Innovative Approaches for Effective Teaching and Learning

Edited by Avril Bellinger and Deirdre Ford

Practice Placement in Social Work

Edited by Avril Bellinger and Deirdre Ford

Distributed for Bristol University Press

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447318613 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447318606 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Drawing on a diverse range of international contributors, both students and practitioners, this unique book presents a collection of innovative new approaches to social work placements. Chapters highlight key issues like sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, the value of the third sector, support for students from minority groups, and the visual arts. It challenges not only conventional approaches to placement finding but also teaching and assessment in field education. In a global climate of cuts to services and over-regulation, Practice Placement in Social Work offers practical guidance grounded in strong theoretical frameworks, giving hope to anyone responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals.
Mark Doel

Notes on contributors

Avril Bellinger and Deirdre Ford

1. Student-led services 
Avril Bellinger and Doris Testa

2. International placements: learning from a distance 
Hayley Smith and Victoria Sharley

3. The outside looking in –an independent social worker’s experience of practice educator work
Kate Hazel

4. 'Do you have to be white to pass this course?' Developing support for black and minority ethnic students in a predominantly white area
Sharon Soper and Geraldine Blomfield, with Monica Mullings and Sibonginskosi Ndimande

5. Men in social work education: building a gendered alliance 
Peter Brown, Michael Cook, Christopher Higgins, Dean Matthews, Daniel Wilding and Andrew Whiteford

6. Hidden in plain sight: use of an arts-based method for critical reflection 
Annastasia Maksymluk

7. Getting our hands dirty: reconnecting social work education as if the earth matters 
Andrew Whiteford

8. Social media for students in practice 
Joanne Westwood

9. Developing placement capacity in the third sector
Sallie Allison, Dawn Clarke, Hannah Jago and Margaret Jelley

10. Observations of student practice: what difference does observer qualification make? 
David Neal and Angie Regan

11. Filling the gap: constructive responses to the erosion of training standards for practice educators 
Julie Mann

12. The concept of integrity in relation to failing and marginal students 
Cherie Appleton and Carole Adamson

13. Cultivating discretion: social work education in practice and the academy 
Avril Bellinger, Deirdre Ford and Beth Moran

Review Quotes
Practice: Social Work in Action
"A significant and inspiring shift away from the more common consideration of the role of practice learning."
Kish Bhatti-Sinclair, University of Chichester
“A refreshing addition to the sparse literature on practice teaching and learning. Student-led, rooted in local and international placement experiences within a range of sectors with practice educators, it offers innovative and exciting learning opportunities.”
Anna Gupta, Royal Holloway University of London
“With a range of UK and international contributors that includes students, practice educators, and academics, this book is innovative and thought provoking. It provides a timely reminder of the importance of promoting social justice and creativity in practice education and social work more generally.”
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