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Dr Sandy Sieminski

The Open University, Department of Social Work

Sandy is currently a Staff Tutor supporting Associate Lecturers delivering K102: Introducing Health and Social Care. She is a sociologist with a background in health and social care and social work education.

As a senior lecturer in social work she played a leading role in developing The Open University’s Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work and contributed to the development of undergraduate social work practice modules. Prior to this Sandy worked in the then, School of Education at The Open University as a Lecturer in post-compulsory education and as a Staff Tutor.

Sandy has written about person-centred care and older people and contributed to number of modules focusing on social work practice. Her research and scholarship have focused on the development of professional identities; ways of strengthening social work students’ understanding of the links between theory and practice; service user involvement in social work education and the use of assessment feedback to support students struggling academically.

Sandy’s scholarship and research has included a focus on:
- The pedagogy of work-based learning in professional settings
- The development of professional identities, and the contribution of professional training and professional development opportunities in their formation.
- Personal and professional outcomes for students undertaking a Doctorate in Education
- Internal and external factors shaping the implementation of curricular policies, and their effects.

Module contributions
K102 Introducing Health and Social Care
K832 The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
K113 Foundations for Social Work Practice
K216 Applied Social Work Practice
K319 Adulthood, Ageing and the Life Course
K832/K833 The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
E905 The Doctorate in Education
ED837 Education, Training and the Future of Work
E834 Leading Professional Development
EH266 Learning Through Life: Education, Training Beyond School
E873 Making Experience -----

E817 Education, Training and Employment
E816 Dissertation
EU208 Exploring Educational Issues
E872 Approaches to Adult Learning
E873 Open Learning
E874 Counselling

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Dr Sandy Sieminski 's Research & Publications

Sandra Maria Sieminski, Julie Messenger and Samantha Louise Murphy (2016-06-03) Case study: what supports students to improve their grades?, In Open Learning 2(31)

Alison Higgs, Michael McCormick and Sandra Maria Sieminski (2015-07-15) Changing identities changing contexts: the roles and identities of expert patients, service users and volunteer school governors, In JSWEC Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference 2015: Social work education and research across boundaries

Sandra Maria Sieminski (2013-03-15) Social work practice and the challenge of later life, Wiley-Blackwell

Sandra Maria Sieminski (2011-11-30) Globalization and health and social welfare: some key issues, Policy Press in association with the Open University

Sandra Maria Sieminski (2011-09) The influence of continuous policy change on the identity of FE lecturers, In British Educational Research Annual Conference

Sandra Maria Sieminski and Janet Seden (2009-07) Enhancing students’ ability to apply theory to practice, In 11th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 3rd UK Social Work Research Conference

John Stephen Butcher and Sandra Maria Sieminski (2009) Building a bridge to professional self-esteem: Learner transitions on a distance learning Doctorate in Education (EdD), In The University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 1(1), University of Northampton

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