Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care

A Student's Guide

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Date

February 1, 2011

Format

Paperback, 160 pages

ISBN

0335237509 / 9780335237500

$

Your Price

37.00



Overview


Main description

This practical book is an essential student guide to getting the most out of your work based learning (WBL) experiences in health and social care settings. The book is designed to help you understand the different aspects of WBL and how it links to your foundation degree, lifelong learning and your own individual personal development. The book:

  • Provides practical strategies and exercises to strengthen your capacity to learn at work and reflect on your own personal and professional development goals
  • Shows you how to develop relationships with your employers and key members of your multi-disciplinary team
  • Explores how you can demonstrate evidence of learning in the workplace in your PDP and portfolio
  • Includes real life quotes and tips from healthcare students undertaking WBL as part of a foundation degree, so you can learn from their experiences

Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care is ideal for foundation degree students as well as health care workers, health care assistants and assistant practitioners.

Contributors: Jane Abbott, Tom Aird, Jayne Crow, Peter Ellis, Mary Northrop, Helen O'Keefe, Barbara Workman


Table of contents

Part 1: Introducing work based learning-how does learning happen in the workplace?
What is work based learning?
How does learning happen in the workplace?
How does your learning style affect your ability to learn in the workplace?

Part 2: How do you demonstrate learning in the workplace?
How does reflection help to support workplace learning?
How do you develop as a reflective learner?
How do you use learning contracts and action plans to demonstrate learning in the workplace?
How do you use personal development planning to demonstrate learning in the workplace?

Part 3: The benefits and challenges of learning in the workplace and future career development planning
What are the benefits and challenges of WBL for your employer?
Career planning for the future-where to from here?


Author comments

Carolyn Jackson is Head of Department for Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Claire Thurgate is Programme Director for Foundation Degrees in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.





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