social work education

This set of web pages offers a brief outline of key topics and issues in Social Policy. The material is of the kind which would be tackled in a university course in the subject.

On the 4 June 2013, eight Scottish universities involved in the Scottish Inter-University Social Work Service User and Carers’ Network, supported by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS), collaborated to produce the first national service user and carer conference aimed at highlighting the importance of involving people who have experience of using social work and/or health services in the education of social workers and other professionals.

Video resources of Social Work Education Participation (SWEP), which promotes best practice for social work education.

A national collaborative research dissemination initiative, established by a consortium of universities (including the University of Bedfordshire) and developed by regional centres.

The consortium of universities has a proven track record in social work and social care research, as well as providing social work education at qualifying and post qualifying levels. These common interests provide a foundation to promote '‘knowledge-based practice” in social work and social care.

Podcast of a talk by Mono Chakrabati, Emeritus Professor in Glasgow School of Social Work, given at "Widening participation in social work education - taking stock and looking forward", University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus, 30/09/2009.

Over the last decade the University of Southampton, and within it the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Biological Sciences, has been committed to developing a model of interprofessional learning and teaching for all health care professionals in partnership with key stakeholders. As a result of this long-term vision, the New Generation Project was established in 1999.

The website of the Scottish Social Services Council includes the Continuous Learning Framework along with a summary and case studies of how it has been used.

This podcast is an interview with Linda Bruce, the Robert Gordon University, on the topic of agency based practice learning opportunities in social work education.