Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care

Author:   Carolyn Jackson ,  Claire Thurgate
Publisher:   Open University Press
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9780335237494


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 February 2011
Format:   Hardback
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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; and, 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

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Author:   Carolyn Jackson ,  Claire Thurgate
Publisher:   Open University Press
Imprint:   Open University Press
ISBN:  

9780335237494


ISBN 10:   0335237495
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 February 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introducing Work Based Learning-how does learning happen in the workplace? Chapter One What is Work Based Learning? Thomas Aird Introduction What is Work Based Learning? What factors can affect your learning in the workplace? Key Learning Points Critical Review Questions Web Based Links and Resources Reading for Interest References Chapter Two How does learning happen in the workplace? Carolyn Jackson Introduction How do we define learning? How does the culture of your workplace influence your learning? How you do your colleagues influence your learning at work? How can you make the most of learning opportunities in the workplace? Critical Review Questions Web Based Links and Resources Reading for Interest References Chapter Three How does your learning style affect your ability to learn in the workplace? Dr Barbara Workman Introduction Why is an Understanding of Your Personal Learning Style and Preferences Important? What Methods of Learning Occur in the Workplace? Key Learning Points Critical Review Questions Web Based Links and Resources Reading for Interest References Part Two: How Do You Demonstrate Learning in the Workplace? Chapter Four How does reflection help to support workplace learning? Mary Northrop Introduction What is Reflection? What Models and Frameworks Can You Use for Reflection? How do You Apply Reflection to your Foundation Degree Course? Deciding How to Use Reflection in the Workplace Key Learning Points Critical Review Questions Reading for Interest References Chapter Five How do you develop as a reflective learner? Jayne Crow Introduction When is Reflection 'in Action' and 'on Action' Appropriate? What Tools Can You Use to Develop Your Reflection Skills? What Other Tools are Available to Support your Reflection? Reflecting Alone or with Others? Developing Skills of Reflection Key Learning Points Critical Review Questions Reading for Interest References Chapter Six How do you use learning contracts and action plans to demonstrate learning in the workplace? Dr Barbara Workman Introduction When Would You Use a Learning Contract? When Would You Use an Action Plan? How Do You Find Effective Support for Work-based Learning? What are the Ethical Issues Associated with Work-Based Learning? Key Learning Points Critical Review Questions Web Based Links and Resources Reading for Interest References Chapter Seven How do you use Personal Development Planning to demonstrate learning in the workplace? Claire Thurgate Introduction Why do You Need to Develop a PDP? What does a PDP Look Like? How do You Write a PDP? What Evidence Should You Collect to Demonstrate Achievement o Your Personal Development Goals? How do You Evaluate Your PDP with Your Mentor/Course Tutor? Key Learning Points Critical Review Questions Web Based Links and Resources Reading for Interest References Part Three: The Benefits and Challenges of Learning in the Workplace and Future Career Development Planning Chapter Eight What are the benefits and challenges of WBL for your employer? Peter Ellis, Jane Abbott and Helen O'Keefe Introduction What are the Potential Benefits of Work Based Learning for Employers? Barriers to the Adoption of Work Based Learning in the Workplace Gaining your Employers Support to Undertake a Foundation Degree Foundation Degree Graduates Experience of the Benefits and Challenges of Work Based Learning Key Learning Points Critical Review Questions Further Reading References Chapter Nine Career Planning for the Future-Where to from here? Carolyn Jackson Introduction What are the benefits of having a career plan? Tips for managing life long learning through your career Building a programme of educational study into your career plan Key Learning Points Critical Review Questions Web Based Links and Resources Reading for Interest References

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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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