In the Field: From Learning to Practice

Paperback | November 15, 2010

byRoslyn Giles, Jude Irwin, Denise Lynch

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Professional education through the practicum process enables human service students to apply their skills and prepare themselves for making the transition to practice. In the Field, with its focus on life-long learning, helps students to enhance those essential skills and to use themeffectively in the formation of sustainable work practices. The book examines the contemporary context in which learning takes place. It discusses opportunities for embedding action learning into professional practice, and builds on the action learning approach by analysing the learning process and its implications for particular groups and communities. Itidentifies important knowledge, strategies and skills essential for transforming learning into practice, and is well illustrated by relevant case studies, vignettes and exercises.

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Professional education through the practicum process enables human service students to apply their skills and prepare themselves for making the transition to practice. In the Field, with its focus on life-long learning, helps students to enhance those essential skills and to use themeffectively in the formation of sustainable work prac...

Roslyn Giles is Director of Field Education and Senior Lecturer in Social work and Policy Studies at the University of Sydney. Her teaching and research interests include standards for professional practice; social inequality in health, experience based learning, building capacity and transformative processes. Jude Irwin is Associat...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195567013

ISBN - 13:9780195567014

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ContributorsPrefacePart 1: The Context of Practice Learning1. Exploring the Context of Learning2. Learning Theories and Practice Learning3. Mapping the Concept of Transformational Learning in Practice Settings4. Preparing for Learning in a Practice SettingPart 2: The Learning Process5. Beginning the Processes of Learning in Context6. Guiding, Mentoring, Coaching and Supervising in an Organisational Environment7. Practice Learning in Groups8. Evaluation and Assessment: Facing the ChallengesPart 3: Applied Contexts of Practice9. Practice Learning Opportunities in the Context of Aged Care10. Practice Learning: Child Wellbeing and Child Protection11. Practice Learning in Community Mental Health12. Practice Learning: Refugees and Asylum Seekers13. About the Aboriginal Experience: From Learning to PracticeGlossaryBibliographyIndex