Evaluating the outcomes of “teaching teams” - a new model for practice learning

Janice West, David Watson, Willie McAllan, Tim Kelly

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    This paper considers the impact of an important policy change within South Lanarkshire Council (SLC), Scotland of its service delivery model for social work practice education. In 2005 the council decided to adopt a team teaching approach to student learning. A mixed methodology of interviews and comparative documentary analysis was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the ‘teaching team’ approach. Evaluation of the placements of two groups of students across a series of outcome measures (one group in SLC and another group placed within a range of settings, suggests that there were tangible benefi ts to students from the ‘teaching team’ approach in terms of their professional development that could be replicated elsewhere.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe outcomes of social work education: developing evaluation methods
    EditorsHilary Burgess, John Carpenter
    PublisherHigher Education Academy Subject Centre for Social Policy and Social Work
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9780854329076
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameSWAP monograph


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