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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.
This practical and accessible book is an essential purchase for anyone applying to become a police officer. With competition for jobs increasing, thorough preparation prior to assessment is more important than ever. This book is full of clear advice and guidance as well as providing essential practice in all areas of the recruitment process, from completing the application form, excelling at the written and verbal exercises, to passing the psychometric tests. Carefully structured around the seven core competencies assessed during recruitment, the book reinforces the skills and understandings necessary to become a police officer while increasing individual confidence and competence.
This text provides accessible and fully up to date coverage of equality and diversity for students undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in-policing and related subjects: The book starts by contextualising equality and diversity within the legislative and policy frameWork. It then examines the recent historical-context by outlining some of the difficulties and criticisms that the police have faced in dealing with matters of equality and diversity. It considers diversity in terms of how the police relate to the general public but also how diversity issues impact on police careers and occupational culture. The main part of the book is clearly structured around the six strands of diversity.
The Department of Health requires students on the social work degree to undertake at least 200 days in direct practice learning during their course. Practice learning often raises great anxieties for students, agencies and those who supervise and assess it. This book tackles those anxieties, explaining the ways the experience can deliver a unique learning opportunity for the student. It is ideal for students undertaking or about to undertake practice learning, student supervisors and practice assessors, as well as trainers and policymakers within social care agencies and health care professions where practice learning is also undertaken.
This text provides an accessible and up to date guide to study skills for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. Efficient study skills pave the way to successful learning. This book helps policing students with all aspects of their studies including identifying how they learn best, effective note-taking, how to be critical and analytical in their reading, writing and thinking, how to carry out research and writing a final dissertation.
This book provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to working with risk. It begins by looking at notions of need, vulnerability and protection and looks at the theoretical concepts of each before applying them to practice. By using this combination of theory and practice the authors are able to integrate policy for a wide range of services users, from older people to children, families and younger adults. Case studies accompany and illustrate each method and the reader is invited to engage in a number of exercises and activities to consolidate learning.
This text provides an accessible, up-to-date and thought-provoking introduction to policing for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees. It aims not only to inform students and prepare them for their course, but also to expose them to some of the challenges they will face as they begin their studies and/or policing careers. This book is the essential foundation for the Policing Matters series, explaining what policing is, what the police do, the context for policing and what are the main issues it faces and challenges it poses.
This text provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to criminal justice for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. The book provides a holistic overview of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and an exploration of the roles of key players within the system and how the police interact with these organisations. It examines some of the principles that underpin the 'modernisation' of the police, in particular how the police service collaborates with partner agencies and the rationale associated with the Change Agenda.
This is a comprehensive introduction for HE students to the provision, organisation, and governance of sport in the UK. Supported by case study material, it introduces the reader to key government policies, and to the ways in which public, private and voluntary sectors provide sporting opportunities. The book focuses on issues of participation, employment, media coverage and commercialisation, and critically examines them in light of the key themes of equality and diversity. Pedagogical features - learning outcomes and learning activities - help students develop an active approach to the study of sport in the UK.
The research project is a major component of most higher education sport courses. While undertaking a research project can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it can all too easily lead to stress and disappointment. Mistakes made early in the process - in the design of experiments, for example - can lead to frustration later on. This accessible book guides students through the process, from the initial stages of research (identifying problems and designing questions) right through to the presentation of their findings.
This practical and accessible book focuses on the verbal and numerical reasoning exercises, which form a key part of the Police Recruit Assessment Process. Candidates often perform poorly in these exercises, due to a lack of familiarity with their format and structure. The book clearly explains the purpose of the reasoning tests, why these skills are important for a career in the police and examines the format and structure of the tests. It provides an explanation of the basic numeric rules and operations required for the numerical reasoning tests, with questions to check understanding, and a number of full mock tests, with answers, for both verbal and numerical reasoning. The range of practice exercises and detailed guidance increase confidence and competence and help candidates fully prepare for these aspects of the police recruitment process.
This practical and accessible book focuses on the interview, which forms a key part of the Police Recruit Assessment Process. This book identifies the nature of the interview and fully explains what to expect in the way of interaction with the assessor. It offers clear guidance on preparation for, and performance in, the interview and identifies the core competencies tested within the exercise. The range of practice exercises and detailed guidance increases confidence and competence and helps candidates to fully prepare for this aspect of the test.
The revised edition of this text is updated with a range of new questions across all the sub-tests. It provides you with essential practice as you prepare for the UKCAT, with over 500 questions in the equivalent of two full practice tests plus a unique section on tackling non-cognitive analysis / personality tests. The practice tests replicate the format of the UKCAT, and you can tackle these under timed conditions or work your way through at your own pace. Clear explanations and answers ensure you understand the reasoning and analysis processes required and are fully prepared for the final examination. Key updates include: -New questions across all sub-tests -Updated information on the non-cognitive analysis section
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