New partnerships for learning: meeting professional information needs

Gannon-Leary, Pat and Carr, James (2010) New partnerships for learning: meeting professional information needs. Journal of Education and Work, 23 (1). pp. 65-77. ISSN 1363-9080

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This paper has been prompted by the challenges created by recent proposed reforms to social care services in the UK services which are being 'modernised', a term ubiquitous in policy documents but difficult to define with confidence. Government modernisation and e-government programmes highlight with renewed urgency the need for social care practitioners on the front line to have up-to-date, reliable information. Yet the rise in the rate and volume of information published (over new and old channels) has, paradoxically, made it increasingly difficult for them to keep up with new developments. How can higher education institutions best contribute to the social care community through a period of profound ideological and structural change? In particular, the paper discusses the key challenges of keeping abreast of research; changes in the social/organisational/professional context of social care; how social care practitioners learn; and effectively integrating practice, research and education

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social policy, Information resources-Government policy, Organizational learning
Subjects: P100 Information Services
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 16:18
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 11:15

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