The portfolio is an essential part of the summative assessment within qualifying social work programmes. All students are required to complete a practice portfolio to provide evidence of their learning in practice. This essential book demonstrates how students can use the portfolio to demonstrate their learning in terms of developing core knowledge, values and skills. The topics covered include: What a portfolio is, and how to make best use of it in your learning journey; How to evidence your capability using the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Workers; How to reflect on your own learning needs and learning style; How to work with your practice educator in terms of practice learning and portfolio development; How to evidence the use of theory in your portfolio; How to evidence meaningful service user and carer involvement within your placement and portfolio; How to use your portfolio as a basis for future CPD learning, including the need to develop Personal Development Plans and the role of AYSE. Written by a team of experts from Bournemouth University, each chapter uses a range of reflective activities, practice educator comments, and student testimony to illustrate the discussion.
Lee-Ann Fenge is Deputy Director of the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University. Kate Howe is a senior lecturer in social work at Bournemouth University. Mel Hughes is a senior lecturer in social work at Bournemouth University. Gill Calvin Thomas, now retired, was an experienced practice teacher and senior lecturer within the Centre of Social Work and Social Policy at Bournemouth University.