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Recruiting self-employed Practice Educators

Learning Network West is seeking to recruit self-employed Practice Educators to contribute to the delivery of an Advanced Skills: Simulated Practice Learning Module.
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Professor Joyce Lishman, 1947-2021

The Trustees of ScOPT are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman. She died last week and although she had been ill, this news was a huge shock.
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Be part of shaping the next generation of social workers!

Learning Network West have asked to highlight that they are currently looking for agencies to provide quality placements for their enthusiastic Social Work UG and MSc students.
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Learning Network West – Free National Link Worker programme Available for 2021

LNW has been given funds by Scottish Government, through the Social Work Education Partnership, to offer additional training courses. This is in acknowledgement of the critical role of Link Workers in supporting placements in the new Covid-19 learning environment.
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  • Metaphors of Resilience

    This month’s Thursday Thunking article is by PhD student, former social worker and independent practice educator, Sarah Rose. Sarah is just completing a PhD interviewing social workers to explore their understanding  and experience of emotional resilience in relation to their role. Sarah has previously adapted this research into practice knowledge and skills promoting resilience for practice educators via the Just Keep On Practice Educating workshops, hosted by Learning Network West in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University.

    In this article, Sarah reflects on the particular metaphors used by social workers in the research and discusses how they may illuminate our understanding ...


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