Social work learning practice
This audio course focuses on the importance of people's backgrounds and experiences in the field of social work. It identifies the diverse ways in which service users and social workers define themselves, helping you to understand how the two groups perceive each other and relate successfully to each other.
An understanding of how people make sense of their experiences will help you to define yourself, and your own place within the process.
By listening to accounts from a range of service users, you will learn more about what is considered to be helpful and/or difficult when it comes to dealing with service providers.
Each audio section contains an activity related to the clip within that section.
The audio clips you will be listening to have been taken from interviews with practitioners and service users within the social work sector. The interviewee is Stephen Rashid, who worked in the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University.
Because of the sensitive nature of social work, individual speakers have not been identified.
The audio clips were recorded in 1994.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in.