Making changes to assessment methods in social work education: focusing on process and outcome

Cartney, Patricia (2010) Making changes to assessment methods in social work education: focusing on process and outcome. Social Work Education, 29 (2). pp. 137-151. ISSN 0261-5479

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Abstract

Moving towards delivering the new social work qualification led to many social work programmes considering the 'fitness for purpose' of assessment methods being used to assess the competence of social work students. This article highlights how changes in assessment methods were considered on one particular social work programme. The advantages and disadvantages of three particular assessment methods in relation to professional practice are debated here. Discussions emanating from these considerations and subsequent changes made to the programme are highlighted. The specific focus is on the experience of one particular social work programme which is used as a case study to illustrate issues of general relevance in social work education. It is intended that the reflections presented in this article will contribute to this broader arena of learning and teaching for professional practice taking place and continuing beyond the introduction of the new qualification.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:School of Law > Social Policy Research Centre
ID Code:3892
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