The West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership in conjunction with Siobhan Maclean are holding webinars for Practice Educators.
Facilitating student learning in a virtual world (9 September 10am - 11:30am via Zoom)
This will consider the impact of current ways of working on student learning. What should a contemporary practice learning curriculum look like? Drawing on traditional learning theories we will explore how practice educators can support student social workers to learn and develop their practice when placement learning environments look so different. Issues around situated learning and arranging learning opportunities to help students demonstrate the PCF domains will be addressed. The session will include feedback from students about learning in the contemporary climate. The perennial learning issues of theory and practice and reflective practice will be considered in terms of changed ways of working.
Supervision in a virtual world (14 October 10am - 11:30am via Zoom)
Building on the first webinar, this session will consider what a good reflexive supervision looks like in contemporary practice. How do you provide emotionally supportive supervision in a virtual space? Once again, the session will draw on feedback from students. Some short clips of reflective supervision will be shared with some interactive elements. Practical hints and tips will provided to enable practice educators to add to their current supervision toolkit.
Assessment in a virtual world (3 November 10am - 11:30am via Zoom)
This webinar will explore triangulation of assessment in the virtual world. This will involve considering questions like - How do you undertake a direct observation of virtual practice? What should this look (and feel) like? How does contemporary practice link with the assessment requirements in social work practice? What are some of the barriers and enablers in terms assessment for practice educators? The specific issue about how to have a ‘courageous conversation’ and provide feedback to students in virtual spaces will be explored. This session is also suitable for ASYE assessors.
If you would like to book onto a session, please email to register your interest to WestMidlandsTeachingPartnership@coventry.gov.uk
Please note that spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis.