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Becoming a Social Worker explores the journey of becoming a social worker. It is based upon the experiences of social work students themselves and therefore provides a unique 'inside-out' perspective. By showing that personal, professional and political elements are interwoven in students' journeys, the author demonstrates that integrating these elements is vital to critical reflection and relationship-based social work. Content includes social work theory, therapeutic and risk-management interventions, emotional and ethical aspects of practice, political and cultural contexts of practice, and issues around supervision and assessment. The book also: includes introductions, real-life case study exercises, points for reflection, diagrams and tables, further reading and resources equips new students to reflect upon their own journeying and to learn more effectively from modules and placements provides case ...

Navigating Your Way Through Assessments
Navigating your way through assessments

Assessment tends to be anxiety-provoking even for the most competent students, so this chapter will include advice on how to manage your anxiety as well as guidance on the criteria used by assessors to judge your products and performances. Sections 11.1 and 11.2 sketch out assessment criteria in relation to academic assignments and practice competence respectively. Section 11.3 provides an overview of discrimination facing students from minority groups and duties to promote a level playing field in higher education. ...

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