Establishing the building blocks for quality practice teaching in an environment of change

Horwath, J and Shardlow, SM 1998, 'Establishing the building blocks for quality practice teaching in an environment of change' , Journal of Practice Teaching, 1 (2) , pp. 65-76.

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The changes of the last ten years within social work organisations and social work education have inevitably influenced practice learning. As well as responding as practitioners, practice teachers have had to adapt their teaching to accommodate the changing nature and structure of social work courses. This paper uses the metaphor of a house and its environment, to explore how we can assure quality practice teaching within organisations subject to continual change. The metaphor promotes the notion that there are as many different forms of practice teaching as there are of houses. Solid practice teaching dwellings can be built even when the ground seems insecure. This metaphor also allows us to consider alternative ways in which practice learning might be constructed in the future

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Practice Teaching
Publisher: Whiting and Birch
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1460-6690
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Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2010 16:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:13

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