Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care: A Student's Guide: A Student's Guide

Paperback | February 1, 2011

byCarolyn Jackson, Claire Thurgate

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"A really positive and timely text, which contributes to the evidence base and prepares and supports the health and social care student for the challenges of the modern workplace. I highly recommend it."
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, May 2011

"This book is clear, concise and makes for easy reading throughout ... It provides some great tips on learning within a work environment in addition to an excellent chapter on learning styles that any student could benefit from. The book is bursting with helpful knowledge on formulating action plans, working with mentors, personal development plans and the importance of career planning … Its concepts are useable and applicable to all student nurses."
Laura Carter, Student Nurse, Kingston University, UK

"A good, comprehensive addition to any student nurses collection! The book is laid out in a clear, logical manner which is easy to read whilst covering the most important points ... [It will be] particularly beneficial to those considering applying for jobs as it explains the Knowledge and Skills framework and how this can be used in practice as well as giving tips on filling in application forms, completing CV’s and how to be successful in an interview … A valuable resource for any student currently studying a course related to health and social care."
Ashley Malone, Student, Queen's University Belfast

This practical book is an essential student guide to getting the most out of your work based learning (WBL) experiences in health and social care settings. The book is designed to help you understand the different aspects of WBL and how it links to your foundation degree, lifelong learning and your own individual personal development. The book:

  • Provides practical strategies and exercises to strengthen your capacity to learn at work and reflect on your own personal and professional development goals
  • Shows you how to develop relationships with your employers and key members of your multi-disciplinary team
  • Explores how you can demonstrate evidence of learning in the workplace in your PDP and portfolio
  • Includes real life quotes and tips from healthcare students undertaking WBL as part of a foundation degree, so you can learn from their experiences

    Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care is ideal for foundation degree students as well as health care workers, health care assistants and assistant practitioners.

    Contributors: Jane Abbott, Tom Aird, Jayne Crow, Peter Ellis, Mary Northrop, Helen O'Keefe, Barbara Workman

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"A really positive and timely text, which contributes to the evidence base and prepares and supports the health and social care student for the challenges of the modern workplace. I highly recommend it."British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, May 2011"This book is clear, concise and makes for easy reading throughout ... It provides s...

Carolyn Jackson is Head of Department for Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Claire Thurgate is Programme Director for Foundation Degrees in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.74 × 2.64 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335237509

ISBN - 13:9780335237500

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introducing work based learning-how does learning happen in the workplace?
What is work based learning?
How does learning happen in the workplace?
How does your learning style affect your ability to learn in the workplace?

Part 2: How do you demonstrate learning in the workplace?
How does reflection help to support workplace learning?
How do you develop as a reflective learner?
How do you use learning contracts and action plans to demonstrate learning in the workplace?
How do you use personal development planning to demonstrate learning in the workplace?

Part 3: The benefits and challenges of learning in the workplace and future career development planning
What are the benefits and challenges of WBL for your employer?
Career planning for the future-where to from here?