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Managing practice

This guide provides information and knowledge to support critical thinking and methods so that first line managers can apply, adapt and develop the material to their own particular work environment, current priorities and as an aid to their own continuing professional development.

Managing knowledge to improve social care: knowledge is our business

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This interactive module is the eighth of nine modules comprising the e-learning resource ‘Managing knowledge to improve social care’. It uses video and audio to: explain why sharing knowledge and experience makes the whole organisation more effective; highlight the risks organisations take if they ignore the need to share knowledge; identify the conditions (including culture) that enable sharing in organisations; illustrate how to assess a specific organisation and its culture from a knowledge sharing perspective; demonstrate how to apply some practical techniques for sharing knowledge at work. The estimated time to complete the module is 20-30 minutes. It includes five sections: 1. Introduction; 2. Sharing knowledge; 3. Knowledge sharing cultures; 4. Making a difference.; 5. Conclusion (summary of main points). The module concludes with a self-assessment exercise.

Communication skills: communicating in challenging situations

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This resource looks at what we mean by the term ‘challenging situations’ and explores in particular the communication difficulties that can be encountered when people feel guarded and defensive, perhaps because they feel threatened in some way.  Using a case study you will work through some of the more advanced communication skills needed in these situations.

Communication skills: particular communication needs

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This resource starts with a quiz and a short case study to help you understand the complexities of defining and identifying impairment as well as the difficulties faced by people who have these impairments.  You will then be able to explore four different scenarios which present tips on working with particular communication needs of service users.

Managing knowledge to improve social care: a day in the life

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This interactive module is the first of nine modules that comprise the e-learning resource ‘Managing knowledge to improve social care’. It uses video and audio to explore how social care practitioners use knowledge in their day-to-day work lives, including: day-to-day contexts in which they encounter a need to use various sources of knowledge; different sources and features of knowledge that contribute to professional practice; constraints and uncertainties with regard to information and knowledge used on a daily basis; making an initial decision about how useful and how reliable different sources of knowledge are; and recognising that the usefulness of sources is determined by the context in which they are to be used. The estimated time to complete the module is 20-30 minutes. It includes three sections: 1. Introduction; 2. A day in the life (knowledge management in daily working life); 3. Conclusion (summary of the main points). The module concludes with a self-assessment exercise.

Managing knowledge to improve social care: using technology to improve knowledge sharing

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This interactive module is the sixth of nine modules comprising the e-learning resource ‘Managing knowledge to improve social care’. It uses video and audio to: describe a range of technologies that can support improved knowledge-sharing across the team; identify and demonstrate the most appropriate technology to support everyday tasks and activities; identify ways to make the technology work for the user and not the other way round. The estimated time to complete the module is 20-30 minutes. It includes four sections: 1. Introduction; 2. The technology landscape; 3. Choosing the right technology for the job; 4. Making the best use of technology. The module concludes with a self-assessment exercise.

Communication skills: barriers to communication

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Through a scenario this resource enables you to explore the potential barriers to communication that can exist in your everyday work. This resource will further your understanding of how the following factors can inhibit, interrupt or confuse the communication between social workers and service users, carers and others.

Managing knowledge to improve social care: social care 2.0: innovation through technology

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This interactive module is the last of nine modules comprising the e-learning resource ‘Managing knowledge to improve social care’. It uses video and audio to explain: the term web 2.0 and its associated technologies including online social networking, micro-blogging (Twitter) and wikis; the evidence that web 2.0 tools can support user centred care; how web 2.0 tools can be used to support practice; how web 2.0 tools can be used to improve the health and experience of care service users. The estimated time to complete the module is 20-30 minutes. It comprises five sections: Introduction; Defining web 2.0; Web 2.0 in social care; Web 2.0 for you; and Conclusion, which provides a summary of main points. The module concludes with a self-assessment exercise.

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