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Reflective practice is a key learning and development process on social work courses. This book looks at the concept of reflection and reflective social work practice from a more critical stance than previous texts and in accessible ways involving case material and practical tasks. Divided into two parts, the main section of the book will examine some of the more difficult and radical applications of the concept - for example emotionally intelligent workers, dangerousness, men in social work and inter-professional leadership. The final section will explore how a reflective approach to practice can be maintained and enhanced in the workplace.
Psychology is an important part of the social work syllabus, usually studied as a separate module in the first year, but also integrated within the academic curriculum. This fully updated edition will help students understand the concepts of psychology and apply them to their own practice. It shows that, for social workers, it is important for psychology to be studied in the contexts of social care, as it offers potential explanations of complex aspects of human behaviour and development. An overview of the key psychological approaches is given and the author demonstrates how these can be applied to social work practice.
The third edition of this popular core text provides comprehensive and up to date coverage of the course content for Early Childhood Studies. The contents list reflects the multi-disciplinary and multi-professional scope of the discipline and provides an overview of current issues and approaches. Seven new chapters have been added including those on Frameworks for Understanding and Development, Providing an Enabling Environment and Action Research. Each chapter includes activities to help the reader engage with the text and advice on further reading.
This positive guide to professional issues in the Learning and Skills Sector tackles the challenges and anxieties faced by trainee teachers. It examines issues surrounding values and ethics from a variety of perspectives. Everyday examples and case studies are used to help the reader place issues in a working context. It is ideal reading for trainees wanting to understand their responsibilities to students and professional colleagues. Of use to qualified teachers as well as trainees, this book is an essential guide to becoming a professional tutor and is matched to the professional and ethical components for achieving QTLS.
To attain EYPS, candidates must demonstrate that they can establish fair, respectful, trusting and constructive relationships with children. This book helps those on EYPS pathways to understand and develop these important relationships. It begins by examining trust as a key theme and goes on to discuss how to 'tune in' to individual children and how to 'tune out' or say goodbye. It gives practical advice on helping children build resilience and take risks. Positive relationships with children are examined within the context of relationships with others and the text also considers how practitioners can support other professionals in their setting.
Communication is a key theme of the QTLS Standards. This accessible book helps readers to understand the theories and principles that underpin effective communication and apply this theory to improve their communication with learners, colleagues and others in professional life. It examines the environment of educational settings and looks at how individuals themselves communicate with the sector. It gives detailed advice on communication skills and promoting a supporting learning environment. It goes on to include notes on communicating for specific teaching situations, inclusion and working with colleagues. Finally, it covers resources for communication and their adaptation for different situations.
At a time of change and review within social care, it is relevant to explore traditional skills, knowledge and values associated with assessment in the context of changing practice. This book introduces and explores assessment in social work in a user-friendly, yet comprehensive way. The author reviews the interpersonal skills necessary for social work practice, applying them particularly to assessment and outlines fundamental knowledge and theoretical models that can inform assessment. The professional social work value base underpinning assessment and the power balance between assessor and the person being assessed are also taken into consideration.
To achieve EYPS, candidates must understand the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS), and how to put it into practice. This text supports those on all EYPS pathways to extend their knowledge and understanding of effective pedagogy within the context of the EYFS. It begins by looking at effective practice in the EYFS and how research has informed recent initiatives. It goes on to cover children's learning and development, safe and stimulating environments and the role of the adult. The text considers how EYPs can support others in their practice to improve the delivery of learning throughout their setting.
Midwives are accountable to families, the public, their employers and the profession. It is essential that student midwives have a clear understanding of the legal and professional dilemmas they may face in the course of their career and how to address them in order to practice effectively. This book is an essential resource for student midwives, providing a clear introduction to the subject to help develop their understanding of the requirements for safe practice. This new edition contains new scenarios and advice from practising midwives, more coverage of ethics and complex decision-making and updates to the law and professional frameworks.
PTLLS candidates often find their studies challenging - some are returning to study after a long break and others have no previous experience of study at this level. This accessible book provides all candidates with a study skills guide specifically tailored to PTLLS Award, no matter which awarding organisation they are registered with. This second edition has beem updated for the NEW four unit PTLLCS Award and includes new information on referencing and e-portfolios. This text covers the different methods through which PTLLS is delivered, helping candidates to study more effectively. It helps candidates: - prepare for the award, with advice on interpreting the skills needed for PTLLS and the requirements at levals 3 and 4 - make the most of their taught sessions and self study time by examining effective note taking, group activities, research and resource evaluation - succeed in their practical sessions, including tips on effective presentations and the use of ICT This text is a companion title to the bestselling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award. It cal also be used alongside Passing PTLLS Assessments. Together, these texts provide complete coverage of the qualification, helping candidates with all aspects of their study and practice. to studying for the NEW PTLLS Award. It begins by looking at how to prepare for study and taught sessions, and goes on to cover self-study, including research skills referencing and reflective practice. Guidance on presenting work and tips for presentations are included. This second edition has been updated for the NEW Award and includes new information on reflection and e-portfolios.
With the proposed development of the 'youth professional' and the consolidation of graduate professional qualifications, this is an important time for youth work. This book sets out the current state of debate about youth work for those considering, or about to embark on, a degree course. Contemporary debates in youth work are explored, and help to give students a sense of its history and its future contribution. By combining the experience of its editors and the contemporaneous experience of the voices of contributors, this book provides an excellent introduction to work as a youth worker in the twenty-first century.
This book supports busy practitioners studying on the Post-Qualifying Awards for Social Work with Adults. Fully updated to cover the latest legislation, the material in this book is presented as a series of self-contained chapters, written by different authors, which takes the reader beyond pure facts and offers many differing and thought-provoking viewpoints. The text is packed with helpful tips and really encourages readers to engage with their client groups and to reflect upon practice in a more meaningful way.
A good understanding of reflective practice is essential for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy, and is a criterion for accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This book takes students on a step-by-step journey through the history of reflective practice, from its origins with Donald Schon through to ideas of knowledge and power and how the counsellor or psychotherapist deals with issues surrounding the 'self'. A central theme of the book is the concept of self-reflection and what motivates a therapist to do an often difficult and sometimes emotionally complex job.
The rapid development of modern technologies is having profound implications on modern-day policing. Recent innovations include the proliferation of sophisticated communication and surveillance devices, developments in road traffic and crime investigation techniques, personal safety equipment, the internet and network and computer forensics, all of which are accompanied by often complex new legislative and regulative requirements. This book ensures that policing students are fully informed and completely up to date with changes, and understand the implications and impact that changing technology brings to practice. Each chapter includes clear objectives, links to the NOS, practical and reflective tasks, case studies and summaries.
Getting medicines calculations right is often a matter of life and death. Nursing students must pass calculations tests, both at interview stage and throughout their pre-registration course, to ensure safe practice. This book helps new nursing students succeed first time in medicines calculations tests. It takes the fear out of maths, even for those who find it a struggle, through clear step-by-step explanations and lively examples.
Critical thinking, writing and reflection are core skills that nursing students are expected to develop throughout their studies. This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop these skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. Throughout, the book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. The 2nd edition includes a new chapter on critiquing literature, examines how caring skills are essential to critical thinking and includes a website with annotated examples of students' work.
Talk, thinking and philosophy are crucial components of children's learning. This book is a practical and readable guide to the ways in which teachers can provide children with the opportunities to develop and use these skills to their greatest effect. It begins by asking why talking and thinking should be taught and examines current approaches in this area. It goes on to look at how teachers can develop talking and thinking skills across the six Areas of Learning to help children gain confidence and deepen understanding.
This is an essential text for all PTLLS candidates no matter which awarding organisation they are with. It gives key advice on completing written and practical assessments, and helps both in-service and pre-service candidates fully understand the requirements of the Award and how to evidence their achievement towards the standards. This second edition is updated for the NEW four unit PTLLS. This book: - helps candidates with their written assessments, with information on the four units of the PTLLS Award - gives guidance on how to demonstrate and evidence competence - helps candidates with their practical assessments including hints and tips for succeeding in the microteach - gives guidance for giving and receiving feedback This text is a companion title to the best selling Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, a core text providing an essential introduction to all the key aspects of the PTLLS Award. It can also be used alongside Study Skills for PTLLS. Together, these texts provide complete coverage of the PTLLS Award.
Today, there is increased emphasis on the coverage of special educational needs in initial teacher training. This comprehensive introduction begins by looking at inclusion policy and how barriers to achievement can be removed. The SEN Code of Conduct is explained and detailed guidance on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) is included. The book then goes on to give practical advice on the teaching of children with special educational needs in reading, speech and language, the autistic spectrum and behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Finally, the book considers the wider context looking at partnerships with parents, carers and professionals in other agencies.
A wide variety of factors impact on the scope of nursing practice, including government policies, organisational structures, the media, education, future healthcare directions and service users themselves. It is an NMC requirement that nurses understand these factors in order to deliver quality care. This book provides a clear and practical introduction to these contexts for the new nursing student. The new edition (formerly Nursing in Contemporary Healthcare Practice) has been revised to cover the organisational structures that students will find themselves working in, the various bodies involved in healthcare policy and the big issues in current and future healthcare delivery.
The capacity to think critically is essential for success in sport courses in higher education. This book provides all those involved in the study of sport with the tools to assess, construct and present arguments and to analyse and evaluate material. The emphasis is on the application of critical thinking - in the form of written arguments, discussion and negotiation. Throughout, the text and examples are presented within the context of sport, helping students to more easily apply their learning to their subject area.
As modern healthcare evolves, it is essential for nurses to understand and work with a diverse range of people to provide quality care. But it is often difficult to grasp the many roles of those in healthcare services. This book provides a clear, practical and up-to-date guide to the various people that nurses work with, including the essential role of service users themselves, and how to work with them to improve care. This new edition includes increased coverage of teamwork and improving mental health. It is updated throughout including discussion of LiNKS, the Care Quality Commission and Every Child Matters.
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the areas of leadership, management and supervision for line managers, supervisors and senior practitioners Taking a problem-solving approach, the book explores different aspects of leadership and management including personal effectiveness, managing and leading supervision, managing training and development, managing resources and leading and developing a team. A precise review of each project area is linked to a set of audit tools that a manager can mobilise in order to review team and personal effectiveness and develop practice.
This revised and updated 2012 edition is the most comprehensive guide available to the UKCAT and BMAT. You will find all you need to face the tests with confidence, fulfill your potential and succeed in your application - whichever universities you are applying to. New questions have been added to the extensive practice sections for both the UKCAT and BMAT. In addition this essential text takes you through everything you need to know from writing your personal statement and preparing for interviews to time management and test-taking strategies. The 2012 edition includes: -new questions in both the UKCAT and BMAT sections - comprehensive guidance on applying to study medicine -up-to-date fees and dates for the 2012 tests A companion volume, Practice Tests, Questions and Answers for the UKCAT, is also available for purchase from Learning Matters
From the start of their training it's crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning and reading for assignments. However, many books focus on how to do research, rather than how to understand and evaluate research. This book helps students recognise what good research is by providing an entry level guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing. It puts research into context for student nurses, explaining how they need to use the skills of critiquing and evaluating research throughout their course and how this is linked to evidence-based practice.
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