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Events

The Teaching Partnership is hosting a number of different masterclasses, Practice Education conferences and other events for social workers.

Bringing together up to date knowledge from academics and independent experts, the Teaching Partnership masterclasses and PE Conferences discuss current themes, issues and latest research within social work to make sure that social workers keep up to date in practice. 

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Integrating Theory & Practice

Dr Neil Thompson has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, but for over 20 years now he has worked independently as a writer, educator and adviser. He is currently involved in developing e-learning courses and running the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an innovative online learning community based on principles of self-directed learning and geared towards developing critically reflective practice.

Staffordshire University

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Research for Social Work

A theme running throughout the session will be the question 'what constitutes social work research?' The masterclass will begin by focusing on how practitioners can integrate current research in terms of it robustness and its place within the wider academic community. Attention will be given to competing paradigms and a full exploration & critique of 'what works' as well as some contested areas. There will also be time spent signposting how social workers can keep up-to-date with 'new' research findings.

University of Wolverhampton

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Understanding the Student and Practice Educator Experience

Workshops: Siobhan Maclean (Practice Educator Trainer, Kirwin Maclean Associates) and Tamsin Waterhouse (Social Work Lecturer, University of Birmingham). Key note speaker: Siobhan MacLean - ‘Why Theory is the Food of Social Work Practice‘

Dudley

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PRACTICE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Enabling Best Practice, Teaching and Assessment in Practice Education

The purpose of the conference is to provide practice educators with tools that they can use with their students to ensure best practice, teaching and assessment decisions.

University of Wolverhampton

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with: Mark Doel

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PRACTICE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Social Work as Imagined, Social Work as Performed

Alongside being a Teaching Fellow on the Social Work programme at the University of Warwick, Jessica Langston is also a doctoral researcher at The University of Sheffield supervised by Professors Sue White and Kate Morris. Her research is an Institutional Ethnography of social work practice with a focus on how social workers' day to day activities are organised in relation to time restrictions in care proceedings. Jess' masterclass draws on the findings of her research to explore the differences in how the role of social worker is discussed and understood both in theory and in practice.

University of Warwick

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with: Jessica Langston

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MASTERCLASS

Enabling Leadership Through Practice Education - Coventry & Warwickshire Conference

How can we enable leadership through practice education? We warmly invite you to join our 2019 Coventry & Warwickshire conference, where we will look at confidence in using professional leadership, how to challenge students, and how to support students to demonstrate professional leadership.

Coventry

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with: Siobhan Maclean, Jo Finch & Jenny Simpson

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PRACTICE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Anti-Poverty

The focus of the workshop is to raise awareness and understanding of poverty; by using the BASW anti poverty resources and tools; supporting practitioners to include poverty in their plans and assessments and to work with families.

Coventry University

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WORKSHOP

Sustaining Emotional Well-Being for Practice: Learning from Research

The Masterclass will aim to provide an overview of contemporary research findings in relation to emotion and emotional wellbeing in social work practice, share findings from small scale research project considering the role of empathy in supporting emotional wellbeing, and identify a range of models to support and maintain emotional wellbeing in practice.

Worcestershire County Council

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with: Dr Helen Scott and Peter Ayling

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Standards, Capabilities & New Regulatory Frameworks

This workshop will provide an overview of developments with Social Work England (SWE) and will be delivered by BASW.

Coventry

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with: Wayne Reid

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WORKSHOP

Contemporary Attachment Theory for Practice

This masterclass is led by Professor David Shemmings and looks at contemporary attachment theory for practice.

Staffordshire University

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with: David Shemmings

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MASTERCLASS