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Practice Education Resources

Professional Standards 

 

Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work

 

Useful external links/resources

 

National Organisation for Practice Teaching

 

NOPT is a voluntary organisation with membership from individuals interested in practice learning and social work education. NOPT organises an annual conference to bring practice educators together to consider the latest social work practice and policy issues and to share good practice. Membership is free. 

www.nopt.org

 

National Association of Educators in Practice

 

NAEP aims to have a health and social care workforce in which individual practitioners fully understand the value of education for learners, patients, carers and other healthcare practitioners.  Membership is free. 

http://naep-uk.org/about/

 

Social Care Institute for Excellence 

 

Practice Teaching Resources & Services

 

Community Care

 

Practice Education

‘Top tips for practice educators on assessment, supervision and anti-oppressive practice’

‘Top tips for Practice Educators working with a struggling student’

 

Research in Practice

 

Adults

Children

 

Skills for Care

 

Learning and Development

 

Other reading

 

Social Work England

Making Research Count

What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care

British Journal of Social Work

 

Suggested reading list

The Partnership Practice Education team recommends the following reading and resources for trainee and qualified Practice Educators and other roles involved in the support of students on placement:

  • Supporting Struggling Students on Placement – A practical guide (2017) – by Jo Finch
  • Innovations in Practice Learning – Critical Skills for Social Work (2018) – edited by Sue Taplin
  • Social Work Theory – A straightforward guide for Practice Educators and Placement Supervisors (2015 – 2nd Ed) – by Siobhan Maclean and Rob Harrison
  • Reflective Practice Cards – Prompt cards for Social Workers (2016) – by Siobhan Maclean
  • Social Work Theory Cards (2017 – 2nd Ed) – by Siobhan Maclean

 

Publications – guides, FAQs, tools

We take a partnership approach towards Practice Education training and supporting organisations and teams to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively supervise and teach students.

There are a number of roles involved in supporting student placements and developing Practice Educators.

Read our guide to learn more about the different roles and the training and support available to placement providers:

Kingston University offers a Stage 1 (PE1) and Stage 2 (PE2) Practice Educator course at Level 7.  This is delivered at various points throughout the year.  It will equip you with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to best support undergraduate and postgraduate social work students.

For more information on the course and the application process, please see:

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