A more balanced approach? A comparative analysis of Practice Education within Local Authority Placements, off-site versus on-site Practice Education.

Aim: The research will seek to develop a model for creating a more balanced learning experience for social work students and practice educators within LA placements. It will evaluate the effectiveness of practice learning within two distinct models, on site LA practice education and off site LA practice education. It will consider the implications for teaching and learning, aiming to support both students and practice educators to embrace a more sustainable learning system within LA placements. An exploration of the power differences between practice educators and students will be a key component of the research study.

Partner: UoC, EHU plus LA partners

Identified Lead: Vanessa Goldsmith, Emma Rimmer, Zoe Rogerson

Contact info: v.goldsmith@chester.ac.uk