The Use of Book Clubs in Social Work Education
Amanda Taylor http://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/amanda_taylor.php a Senior Lecturer School in the Social Work University of Central Lancashire explains ...........
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- Social Work Book Club: a strategy designed to support traditional teaching methods and further consolidate knowledge, learning and development within social work education programmes. Book Club began within a BA (Hons) Social Work Programme but is now open to Social Work Students from across all Programmes within the School.
Book club attracts national attention through it's Twitter feed @SWBookClub and is in negotiations with six social work schools from across the UK with the aspiration of developing communities of learning more widely.
The introduction of visiting Professors to book club events has provided students with an opportunity to engage pro-actively with research and as a result enables them to apply this learning to the fictional characters and circumstances being explored.
Including journal articles and a research element of this teaching and learning strategy is something that I aim to embed even more explicitly into the overall book club process.
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- Video Media Blog of the first Book Club - contains an explanation of the Book Club process by Amanda Taylor
- Above is the live recording of the Deborah Morgan text Disappearing Home
- Kevin Ruston A media student from @uclan who worked with Amanda Taylor to develop a short film on the first book club session and above video is the end result and links to Kevin's work
- Follow the book club twitter feed for regular updates and join in with future events
- Amanda Taylor Senior Lecturer within the School of Social Work UCLan and Book Club Lead
- Follow Amanda on her Twitter feed linked above.
- The first book club, linked above, was critiqued and discussed in the company of the author Deborah Morgan. Deborah read from the text and provided students with the space to de-construct the characters and explore the psychological and sociological features of the story. Students also considered intervention based upon an explanation of a social worker located within the text who intervened as a result of reported domestic violence within Robyn's home environment.
- Community Care magazine interview with Amanda Taylor Book Club Lead and Deborah Morgan Author of Disappearing Home
- Deborah Morgan Author of Disappearing Home on Twitter
- Link to Uclan Article Above ... http://www.uclan.ac.uk/about_us/case_studies/uclan_social_work_book_club_discussion_goes_national.php … Just paste into your browser
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