Core Module Information
Module title: Supervising and Assessing Social Work Students in Practice Placements

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC10110
Module leader: Jill Davey
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module will allow you opportunities to examine strategies to assess social work students against the Standards in Social Work Education. You will learn how to gather and interpret evidence from a range of sources, including people who receive services and carers. You will be required to design and explore the use of different methods of assessment and consider how the SSSC Codes of Practice relate to your work with social work students. The particular challenges of supporting failing students will be considered.

You will become familiar with the roles of placement team members in the assessment and support of the students throughout the placement. You will be able to develop skills in supervising students, giving particular attention to ethical practice and the impact of power and diversity in the professional relationship between Practice Educator and student.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: appraise an approach to supporting and assessing a student’s learning in relation to the Standards in Social Work Education
LO2: evaluate the evidence base in relation to supervision in the social services context and the role of feedback in supporting student development
LO3: critically reflect on the potential tensions between the needs of people who receive services and the needs of students
LO4: critically reflect on approaches to supporting students who are failing to meet required standards

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