The Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching

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ScOPT Members Survey 2021

ScOPT membership survey now closed.
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ScOPT Members Survey 2021

Have your say in how our membership organisation goes forward!
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The case for promoting free speech, debate and enquiry in the social work classroom

The culture of social work education encourages self-censorship, but the development of critical thinking and the need to respect diverse opinions is critical for practice, argues academic Jane Fenton
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Conference for newly qualified social workers, 17 May

This year’s free conference for final year students and newly qualified social workers will explore the themes of power, partnership and participation as part of shaping the future of social work practice.
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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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