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Practice placement in social work: Innovative approaches for effective teaching and learning

Avril Bellinger and Deirdre Ford


This edited collection written by practice educators, students and academics in social work is a resource for anyone who is responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals. It moves beyond conventional approaches to placement-finding, student learning, teaching and assessment, to inspire new thinking in the face of the seismic changes created by the current climate of austerity, cuts to services and over-regulation. Informed by globally and functionally diverse perspectives, its content is wide-ranging to include sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, t ... More

Keywords: Practice learning, Field education, International, Students, Social work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318606
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Avril Bellinger, editor
Plymouth University

Deirdre Ford, editor

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Avril Bellinger and Deirdre Ford

One Student-led services

Avril Bellinger and Doris Testa

Two International placements: learning from a distance

Hayley Smith and Victoria Sharley

Five Men in social work education: building a gendered alliance

Peter Brown, Michael Cook, Christopher Higgins, Dean Matthews, Daniel Wilding and Andrew Whiteford

Nine Developing placement capacity in the third sector

Sallie Allison, Dawn Clarke, Hannah Jago and Margaret Jelley

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