Work-based learning in social work education: the challenges and opportunities for the identities of work-based learners on university-based programs

Hamilton, Ruth (2019) Work-based learning in social work education: the challenges and opportunities for the identities of work-based learners on university-based programs. Social Work Education, 38 (6). pp. 766-778. ISSN 0261-5479

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2018.1557631

Abstract

This article explores the experiences of work-based learners undertaking social work degrees in the UK. The article is based on research of work-based learners on undergraduate social work degrees based in two universities, a local face-to-face university and a national distance learning university. Based on narrative inquiry methods for data collection, the article presents two case studies from the wider study which provide narratives of ‘becoming’ and ‘being’ a student. Drawing on identity theory, the article analyses how identity is an important concept in understanding the challenges and opportunities for this group of students on their journeys into and through higher education. The paper concludes by considering the implications for current provision of social work education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work-based learning, social work education, student identity, structural symbolic interactionism
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 11:26
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 17:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37995

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