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Practice-focused learning - SPY00122M

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  • Department: Social Policy and Social Work
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Daniel Horsfall
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2020-21 to Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

The module will entail a mix of master classes in practice-oriented skills and a small-group research and development project for a voluntary sector agency. These joint activities will inform the following module aims:

  • To give students opportunities to develop theoretical knowledge and ability in a range of practice-oriented skills, including project management, communication, evaluation, leadership and report-writing.
  • To enable students to engage with real-world practice settings, which will inform their understanding of practice both in a local context and comparatively.
  • To enable students to compare different practice contexts.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to:

  • Work effectively as part of a team in developing meaningful project outputs.
  • Understand and apply practice-oriented skills in social work settings.
  • Conduct evaluative research that informs practice development
  • Develop an experientially informed analysis of cross-country social work practice.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Portfolio - 4000 words
N/A 70
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Presentation
N/A 30

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Portfolio - 4000 words
N/A 70
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Presentation
N/A 30

Module feedback

In teaching sessions, via email and supervision. Marks and written feedback will be provided by 4 weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

Rose, R (2005) Learning from Comparative Public Policy: A Practical Guide. London: Routledge.



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