Practice Learning (WS40)


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A workshop on Practice Learning opportunities and opportunities for individuals wishing to mentor student social workers. Contributor: Learning Network West

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  • Explain the units and SQA / SSSC award. How candidates need to satisfy evidence requirements Language difficult in units – therefore changes made to hopefully give a clearer understanding to candidates.
  • Practice Learning (WS40)

    1. 1. PDA Practice Learning SS (PDAPL) New Programme March 2013
    2. 2. PDAPL Units• Support Learning in a Practice Context• Evidence Based Practice• Create an Environment for Learning• Establish Effective working Relationships• Facilitate Learning• Assessment of Learners• Evaluate Learning• Leadership for Learning
    3. 3. Pre programme workPlanning for assessment 1, and review of on line learning (such as PDA PL SS learning objects from SSSC website)Assessment 1 – develop a piece of learning for use withothers, which will promote thinking around the currentsocial services context, and in particular:• The law and practice guidance, and how this defines roles, responsibilities and accountability• Positive and negative impacts of the law for practice and different perspectives on the law
    4. 4. InductionPART OF MODULE 1 (DAYS 1 & 2)Starting point - review of learning programme and assessmentExpectations - what we expect from candidates and what they should expect from usSCQF descriptor - what this means in practiceResources - the resources candidates should expect to access, such as: CLF, SSSC Codes of Practice, Key Capabilities …Working with on line resources - either SSKS direct input or SSKS module from website
    5. 5. MODULE 1 (days 1 & 2)Units1. Support learning in a social services context (WJ)2. Evidence based practice (WF)Delivery Routes• Tutor lead workshop• Candidate support group (to take place within Module 1)• Guided candidate self study
    6. 6. Before next module (6 weeks)• Candidates need to - research, prepare, deliver and evidence learning activity for assessment 1, and, provide either a detailed plan (to be written up later• Complete assessment 2 - working with other candidates, create a document to promote awareness of research and evidence based practice (to be started as part of module 1)
    7. 7. MODULE 2 (days 3 & 4)Units3. Create an environment for learning (WC)4. Establish effective learning relationships (WB)Delivery Routes• Tutor lead workshop• Candidate support group (to take place within Module 2)• Guided candidate self study
    8. 8. Assessment arising from module 2To be completed in preparation for student/learnerplacement:• Assignment – candidate’s critical reflection• Observation• Supportive statements - feedback• Products • Learning agreement • Induction plan • Mid point review
    9. 9. MODULE 3 (days 5 and 6)Units5. Facilitate learning (WG)6. Assessment of learners (WA)Delivery Routes• Tutor lead workshop• Candidate support group (to take place within Module 3)• Guided candidate self study
    10. 10. Assessment arising from module 3To be completed when working with student/learner onplacement:• Candidate’s critical reflection on own performance in assessment (including own performance and developments for the future• Observation – candidate providing feedback to a learner (to be undertaken, and recorded by the assessor)• Supportive statements – feedback• Products • learning agreement • direct observations of learners carried out by the practice educator/teacher • mid point review • final report
    11. 11. MODULE 4 (days 7 and 8)Units7. Evaluate Learning (WD)8. Leadership for Learning (WH)Delivery Routes• Tutor lead workshop• Candidate support group (to take place within Module 4)• Guided candidate self study
    12. 12. Assessment arising from module 4To be completed when working with student/learner onplacement:• Observation of candidate’s practice• Candidates’ critical reflection, and the creation of a learning object to promote awareness of research and evidence based practice• Supportive statements – feedback• Products• Learning objects and/or other learning materials
    13. 13. Portfolio contents1. Candidate’s reflection 9. Candidate’s reflection2. Product evidence 10. Observation3. Observation 11. Supportive statements4. Supportive statement 12. Product evidence5. Candidate’s reflection 13. Candidate’s reflection6. Observation 14. Product evidence – learning object7. Supportive statement 15. Supportive statement8. Product evidence 16. Product evidence
    14. 14. Independent Practice Teachers Who are They ? Qualifications / Experience / RegistrationRecruitment Process Support for IPTSDaily Fee / ExpensesOngoing Development
    15. 15. The Current Climate•Challenges for agencies•Creative approaches to challenges•Growth of Third Sector solutions
    16. 16. Benefits to agencies of student placements•Third sector placements offer contrast for students•Wider awareness amongst qualifying SWS of third sector•Potential recruits for agencies•Wider sharing of learning
    17. 17. Scenarios What are the benefits to voluntary agencies in having their own practice teachers? If you are thinking about providing a practice learning opportunity for BA (Hons) in Social Work Student – How do you go about this? What would a placement look like in your organisation?