1st Edition

Effective Learning and Teaching in Social Policy and Social Work

Edited By Hilary Burgess, Imogen Taylor Copyright 2005
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    Written to meet the needs of teachers, lecturers, tutors and trainers, this is the essential guide to understanding the key issues in learning and teaching in social policy and social work - as well as related areas such as early childhood studies, youth and community work and probation studies.
    The field of social care is constantly changing, and this book acts an accessible introduction to all the core concerns that will be critical to teaching professionals working in the field today. Key areas covered include curriculum planning, design and delivery of teaching, assessment, promoting inclusion, e-learning and interprofessional practice. This book also aims to provide an international perspective, outlining innovative best practice from around the world.
    Written for undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching, less experienced teachers looking for authoritative, expert guidance will find this title indispensable, as will more experienced professionals seeking material for reflection.

    Introduction 1 Dancing on a moving carpet: the changing context 2 Designing the curriculum: complexity, coherence and innovation 3 Participation in social policy and social work learning 4 Promoting equality and inclusion 5 Students learning to learn 6 Promoting interactive learning and teaching 7 Walking the assessment tightrope 8 Towards eLearning: opportunities and challenges 9 Developing learning beyond the campus: increasing vocationalism and declining pedagogy? 10 Interprofessional education 11 Continuing professional development and education 12 Globalization: implications for learning and teaching 13 International perspectives 14 Developing the university as a learning organization


    Hilary Burgess, Imogen Taylor

    'The passion and rigour brought by the authors to their task leap off the page and should help to give a discipline-based pedagogy a new lease of life' - Nick Axford, British Journal of Social Work, January 2006

    'There is something of interest for most social work and social policy academics here.' - Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management