Learning in the Workplace : A Toolkit for Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Health and Social Care Settings book cover
2nd Edition

Learning in the Workplace
A Toolkit for Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Health and Social Care Settings

ISBN 9780415537902
Published October 17, 2012 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

This toolkit is designed for preparing health and social care practitioners for their role in facilitating learning in their workplace. It enables readers to recognise learning opportunities, communicate their professional knowledge, provide students with appropriate support, judge performance, co-ordinate student contact with others in the workplace and develop awareness of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. With plenty of activities and questions, the reader can assess their knowledge base and apply the concepts in the toolkit to their work setting.

This new edition is fully updated and now includes: international contexualisation; more coverage on meeting the diverse needs of students; and a new section on meeting professional standards, which discusses the NMC standards as well as those of other disciplines. A new companion website makes valuable supplementary material available – including further activities and articles on managing the placement learning experience, developing new supervisors, and making the most of reflection among others.

Practical and easy-to-read, this is an important resource for all those practitioners who support students in the workplace.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Learning and Teaching  2. Supporting Learning in the Workplace  3. Reflection on and in the Workplace  4. Assessment in the Workplace  5. Working with Others in the Workplace  6. Diversity  7. Portfolio Completion Guidelines


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Joan Mulholland is Lecturer in the School of Nursing, University of Ulster, UK.

Chris Turnock is Academic Advisor, IT Services, Northumbria University, UK.


"Overall, ‘Learning in the workplace’ is an informative, practical and useful resource which adds significant knowledge to the field and provides a wealth of useful information on, and examples of, the subject." - Dr Elaine Clark Manchester Business School University of Manchester, UK, Action Learning: Research and Practice