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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
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.
Submissions are invited for the 13th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work in October 2021.
The Trustees of ScOPT are keen to understand what you find valuable, how regularly you engage with ScOPT and how, as well as any ideas you may have for development. This information will assist the Trustees to make decisions about the organisation moving forward.
The SWEP (Social Work Education Partnership) and SSSC (Scottish Social Service Council) are planning to joint host a series of webinars on the theme of collaboration, to share some of the good practice, innovation and challenges overcome in creating, supporting and undertaking practice learning opportunities in the current climate.
In this zoom-cast, Cath Shaw at Learning Network West is chatting with Karen Armstrong, Practice Learning Co-ordinator with Families Outside which is the only charity in Scotland that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. Families Outside have continued to provide student placements since they were able to resume in August 2020.
Learning Network West is seeking to recruit self-employed Practice Educators to contribute to the delivery of an Advanced Skills: Simulated Practice Learning Module.
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.