How can technology help social work students to learn about working with Experts by Experience?

Boyle, Angie (2015) How can technology help social work students to learn about working with Experts by Experience? In: International Conference on Research in Education and Science (ICRES), 23-26 April 2015, Antalya, Turkey. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Biggs (1999) constructive alignment theory describes total synergy in the teaching and learning activities that we use namely: the curriculum itself, the environment in which students learn, the teaching methods and assessment processes. Within UK social work education the Standards for Education and Training as outlined by the regulatory body the Health and Care Professions Council (2009) state: 3.17 Service users and carers must be involved in the programme. This paper will concentrate upon how the approach to course design and delivery has changed within the BA and MA social work programmes at The University of Cumbria (UoC) to become a more collaborative and inclusive process. In particular this paper will focus upon how the use of technology has assisted the effective delivery of the UoC’ s Working with Experts by Experience modules. These modules are designed and delivered by service users and carers and cofacilitated by the social work course team. The modules provide opportunities for students to work alongside a variety of service users and carers, in a variety of ways, in order to both understand the range of complexities within the relationship between social work professionals and user groups, and to embed the need for service users and carers to be at the centre of all professional activity and decision making. Reference will be made to the use of podcasts, video, digital narratives and the use of online learning environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Additional Information: Conference organized in partnership with the International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES).
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 14:33
Last Modified: 04 May 2019 19:45
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4732

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