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

    Part of e-Learning courses

    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

    Part of e-Learning courses

    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.

    Poverty, parenting and social exclusion: choices...what choices?

    Part of e-Learning courses

    Parents living in poverty face a complex set of issues at individual, family and community levels that make parenting more difficult. In this e-learning resource you will explore a case study of a family, to try to gain an understanding of some of the difficult choices faced by parents in poverty, as well as support services that could help parents cope.

    Interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC): key policy and legislation with implications for interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC): a timeline of examples 1968-2008

    Part of e-Learning courses

    One of a series of e-learning resources which explore the nature of interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC) and improving collaborative practice. The resource provides an interactive timeline of collaboration-related policy and legislation from 1968 to 2008. It aims to help the reader find collaboration-related examples of policy, commissioned reports and legislation in England and Wales with additional examples relating to people who use care services and to carers.

    Interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC): building relationships, establishing trust and negotiating with other workers

    Part of e-Learning courses

    One of a series of e-learning resources which explore the nature of interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC) and improving collaborative practice. The interactive resource uses audio, video and interactive technology to explore the importance of developing effective working relationships with other practitioners in order to deliver effective services. Coverage includes making initial contact, developing relationships, trust, values, conflict, barriers, self-assessment. The skills and attitudes required and possible challenges are also included.

    Communication skills: communication across cultural and social differences

    Part of e-Learning courses

    Culture, identity and personal beliefs have a profound impact on the content and process of communication. When people from different cultures, backgrounds or belief systems communicate, it is easy for misunderstandings to arise. This resource uses five case scenarios to provide examples of the kinds of challenges and dilemmas social workers experience as they communicate across social and cultural divides.

    Communication skills: barriers to communication

    Part of e-Learning courses

    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.

    Poverty, parenting and social exclusion: poverty is...

    Part of e-Learning courses

    Understanding the various definitions of poverty is a very complicated task, but this e-learning resource is designed to help you see beyond technical definitions and to understand how poverty changes people’s lives. After looking at formal definitions in the introduction, you will then be asked to complete the phrase - 'Poverty is...' in a number of ways. You will then watch a group of family members who have experienced or are experiencing poverty complete the phrase. You will be asked to compare your answers and reflect upon: a) the different aspects and implications of poverty and social exclusion on the day-to-day lives of families and b) how social workers may make judgements about people’s circumstances and behaviour

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

    Part of e-Learning courses

    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.

    Poverty, parenting and social exclusion: service user perspectives on good practice

    Part of e-Learning courses

    When using services, parents have reported that they encounter discriminatory attitudes from some professionals on the basis that they are poor. This e-learning resource seeks to help you understand the positive steps that can be taken to building good relationships with parents in poverty. Having first thought about what families value in professional relationships, you will then watch different family members, who have experienced or are experiencing poverty, discuss issues which they value as good practice from the point of view of people who use services. You will then be asked to look at some of the steps that families feel practitioners can take to make a positive difference in their work with a family that is living in poverty. This is followed by a conclusion and a final video message

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