This website is dedicated to the promotion and development of interprofessional education (IPE). It provides information and advice through its website, bulletins, papers and outlets provided by others, and has a close association with the Journal of Interprofessional Care.
social work education
Video interviews with delegates at an Open University seminar held at Paisley University, Hamilton Campus, 30 September 2009.
Annual review detailing the challenges faced by the social care sector over the past year, and highlights the issues and possible improvements to services.
This online guide contains evidence-based examples of good practice and is intended to support universities and colleges to engage effectively with people who use services and carers in their social work and social care training.
The Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) was developed by IRISS in conjunction with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for the whole social services workforce. The CLF aims to improve the quality of outcomes for people using social services by supporting the people who are involved in delivering these services to be the best they can be.
In January 2005, the Social Work Services Policy Division of the Scottish Executive commissioned the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB) to undertake research to understand why social work students are undertaking the new social work degree and the postgraduate degree. This resource is the full report detailing the findings of this research.
This is a podcast of a workshop given at the E-Learning in the Workplace conference, January 2007. The workshop describes how the project developed blended learning resources and used these to support a blended approach within HNC Social Care, followed by a demonstration of sample resources.
The proposals put forward by the Social Work Task Force and MPs to improve the training of social workers are examined. The introduction of the social work degree in 2003 undoubtedly raised the status of the profession. However, six years on, the taskforce and select committee are both questioning its content.
The Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services) is a suite of qualifications set at four different levels and aimed at supporting the learning of staff and students in the workplace.
The qualifications reflect the importance of practice learning throughout the workforce and enable those involved in supporting practice learning at all levels of their organisation to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills.
This report describes a project that sought to analyse and evaluate a particular academic course unit entitled 'Skills development and theorising practice', which ran in 2002-2003 as part of the old Diploma in Social Work. The aim was to gain a greater understanding of how student development could be facilitated in these key areas of practice.