Teaching Social Work

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Teaching Social Work

9781802206296 Edward Elgar Publishing
Neil Thompson, Independent writer, educator and adviser and Visiting Professor at the Open University, UK
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80220 629 6 Extent: 282 pp
There are particular challenges involved in teaching social work. As with other professional disciplines, it is not simply a matter of passing on the key elements of the knowledge base; there is also the need to equip students to be able to make use of that knowledge in practice and in the context of relevant professional values. Neil Thompson is a distinguished, international scholar and brings over 30 years of experience to a wide range of case studies and transferable skills that will provide a foundation for future social workers everywhere.

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There are particular challenges involved in teaching social work. As with other professional disciplines, it is not simply a matter of passing on the key elements of the knowledge base; there is also the need to equip students to be able to make use of that knowledge in practice and in the context of relevant professional values.

This book offers broad insights into effective social work education. It provides insightful guidance to 50 aspects of the social work curriculum and warns of common pitfalls and obstacles to learning. Practical suggestions for exercises and activities are presented in a clearly written, successful blend of theory and practice.

Neil Thompson is a distinguished, international scholar and brings over 30 years of experience to a wide range of case studies and transferable skills that will provide a foundation for future social workers everywhere. This guide will be essential for academics teaching social work, practice educators and workforce and freelance development officers.

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‘This innovative book offers social work educators a sophisticated understanding of the complexities of teaching students to successfully engage in a complex and highly demanding profession. A set of short introductory essays is followed by a discussion of key educational issues and practical advice across different areas of the curriculum. It will clarify, challenge and inspire in equal measure.’
– Christa Fouché, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Contents: Foreword Paul Stepney Preface 1. Effective education 2. Laying the foundations 3. Social work in context 4. Professionalism 5. The skills base 6. Methods and tools 7. Key issues 8. Areas of practice 9. Managing risk 10. From surviving to thriving References Index
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