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SOCIAL WORK MASTER CLASS - FAILING AND MARGINAL STUDENTS
Wed 10 May 2017, 09:30 – 12:30 BST
This Master class is aimed at current Practice Educators and those working towards being a Practice Educator, and is being delivered by Gurnam Singh, Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Coventry University and Berni Murphy, Placement Manager at the University of Sheffield.
In relation to ‘failing ‘and ‘marginal’ students the workshop therefore aims to offer a space for practice educators and tutors to reflect on their own experiences and to share/develop best practice
By the end of the workshop participants will have:
Reflected on some of the difficulties and challenges in assessing and supporting students who are perceived to be weak or failing
Reflected on their role and responsibility regarding supporting and assessing failing or marginal students, particularly in relation to the PCF framework
Reflected on their commitments to anti-oppressive practice, specifically in relation to failing and marginal students
Contributed to develop and inform best practice to ensure fair and rigorous assessment of students on placement.
Bernard, C., Fairtlough, A., Fletcher, J. and Ahmet, A (2011)
Diversity and Progression among Social Work Students in England. DH, Goldmiths College, University of London. Available at: http://research.gold.ac.uk/6326/2/DH_Final_Report_18_July_2011.pdf
Finch, J (2010) Can't fail, won't fail - why practice assessors find it difficult to fail social work students: a qualitative study of practice assessors' experiences of assessing marginal or failing social work students. Professional Doctoral thesis, University of Sussex. Available at http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/2370/
Hillen, P (2013) Enhancing Outcomes for BME Social Work students in Scotland. University of Edinburgh. Available at: http://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/enhancing-outcomes-black-and-minority-ethnic-social-work-students-scotland
Schaub, J and Dalrymple, R (2011) 'She didn't seem like a social worker':
Practice Educators’ experiences and perceptions of assessing failing social work students on placement. Available at http://www.swapbox.ac.uk/1151/
Hussein, S., Moriarty, J., Manthorpe, J. & Huxley, P. (2008) 'Diversity and progression among students starting social work qualifying programmes in England between 1995 and 1998: a quantitative study', British Journal of Social Work, 38(8): 1588-1609.
Places are free and aimed at current Practice Educators and those working towards being a Practice Educator. The seminar will be interactive and will provide opportunities to consider your own practice and learning needs. Please ask your manager for permission to attend.