This video and booklet show how to create a learning environment which enables students to learn skills in analysis, evaluation and reflection in complex situations. A course in interviewing skills is described where an innovative model for small group management and feedback has been developed. The video includes live illustrations of work done by tutors and students. The model aims to provide clear information and comment on professional practice. The materials may be used by tutors or trainers to learn the methods, and could also be used to induct students into the approach.
The model has been developed within a social work framework, but has relevance for: teachers of counselling and communication skills in all the health professions; for people involved in small group teaching, especially if using peer and self-assessment; and for staff developers. (Video lasts 46 minutes.)
This video and booklet describe a structured approach for planning, carrying out and providing feedback on direct observation. The video includes live illustrations of work done by tutors, practice teachers and students. The collaborative model aims to provide clear information and comment on professional practice. The approach is innovative in involving students fully, enabling them to learn skills in analysis, evaluation and reflection in complex situations. The materials may be used directly by practice teachers and students to learn the methods, or by trainers in facilitated group training sessions.
The model may be used in mentoring, staff development, peer observation, and in many professional and employment settings outside social work. (Video lasts 26 minutes.)
Please return to: Juliet Koprowska, Department of Social Policy and Social Work
University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD