Learning at Work week is an annual event in May. It aims to to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. This year it takes place from 15th-21st May and the theme is 'Curious & Creative'.
ScOPT are running a series of articles on the website to tie in with Learning at Work week, as well as highlighting appropriate resources each day.
Following on from Jo Finch’s post about research-mindedness in social work practice, here is a list of useful resources. There will be more articles throughout the week so keep an eye out.
Research and Evaluation
News Roundup - news and articles from relevant journals and websites in one convenient place
Iriss Insights - evidence summaries to support the social services in Scotland. They outline the evidence and discuss the potential implications for the social services. Insights are reviewed by people with research, policy and practice expertise to ensure they are robust and meet the needs of social service stakeholders in Scotland.
Iriss.fm - podcast presenting discussions, debate and lectures on current topics of interest in the social services.
Care Inspectorate - Hub
Guardian Social Care Network
Research in Practice
Research in Practice for Adults
Google Scholar - often turns up full copies of articles
ResearchGate - a great way to find out what research there is on particular topic
Research mindedness - research in social work and social care
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
How we’re building a social work research culture that’s rooted in practice
Andrew Errington, Community Care (2015)
Social Work Research Making a Difference
Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice
Martin Webber (2014), Palgrave
The British Journal of Social Work
The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning
Journal of Social Work Education
Social Work Education, the International Journal
Social Work Research
Scottish Parliament Research Briefings
People and Communities
Coverage includes: asylum, census, charities, children, children’s services, death, divorce, elderly, families, immigration, marriage, nationality, population, poverty, property, religion, social care, social inclusion, social services
Coverage includes: Personal Independence Payments, Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Discretionary Housing Payments, Scottish Welfare Fund, Maternity Grants and Winter Fuel Payments
University open access repositories
University of Dundee
University of Edinburgh
Glasgow Caledonian University
The Open University
Robert Gordon University
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of the West of Scotland