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    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

    Communication skills: gathering information

    Part of e-Learning courses

    This e-learning resource uses a video scenario to help you develop your observation, listening and interviewing skills and to become more aware of your own subjectivity.  Different ways of asking questions will be considered in more depth and you will have the opportunity to try out some creative approaches to gathering information using diagrams or art-based tools.

    Managing knowledge to improve social care: sharing knowledge in teams

    Part of e-Learning courses

    This interactive module is the fifth of nine modules comprising the e-learning resource ‘Managing knowledge to improve social care’. It uses video and audio to: describe the characteristics of effective teams and the risks faced by ineffective teams; identify the different knowledge, skills and experience within a team; describe common knowledge sharing processes in teams; apply a series of strategies that may make team meetings more effective and maximise the transfer of knowledge, skills and experience across the team. The estimated time to complete the module is 20-30 minutes. It includes five sections: 1. Introduction; 2. Teams and teamwork; 3. Knowledge, skills and experience; 4. Knowledge sharing processes; 5. Conclusion (summary of the main points). The module concludes with a self-assessment exercise.

    Poverty, parenting and social exclusion: values, parenting and professional roles

    Part of e-Learning courses

    All of us who work with families carry into our work a whole set of beliefs and values about family life and how children should be cared for. This learning object is designed to make you aware of these personal values and how they might impact on your practice. This learning object explores the way that personal values can effect the way you deal with families and seeks to help make practitioners aware of the impact and implications that this can have. You will be asked to capture your initial thoughts relating to 3 case study images depicting different aspects of family life. Afterwards you will hear three child care professionals discussing their thoughts on each case study and the care that they would provide. After listening to these extracts you will be asked to reflect upon whether these individuals allowed their personal values and beliefs to affect the way that they responded to each case study. This is followed by a conclusion highlighting the codes of practice for child care professionals.

    Managing knowledge to improve social care: knowledge beyond the team

    Part of e-Learning courses

    This interactive module is the seventh of nine modules comprising the e-learning resource ‘Managing knowledge to improve social care’. It uses video and audio to: explore the diversity of external knowledge channels and sources, identifying some that will be of practical value in the workplace; plan approaches to defining the knowledge needed to deal with specific situations and how to find it; build a personal list of useful sources that will help identify and locate information and knowledge beyond the work team. The estimated time to complete the module is 20-30 minutes. It includes four sections: 1. A world of sources; 2. A framework for looking; 3. Choosing the right technology for the job; 4. Conclusion (summary of main points). The module concludes with a self-assessment exercise.

    Managing knowledge to improve social care: when knowledge gaps occur

    Part of e-Learning courses

    This interactive module is the fourth of nine modules comprising the e-learning resource ‘Managing knowledge to improve social care’. It uses video and audio to explore: the impact of knowledge gaps in social care; how some of the more common gaps are caused by deficiencies in organising, managing and sharing knowledge; the knowledge audit as a process for investigating team and organisation level knowledge needs; and simple strategies by which knowledge gaps might be addressed. The estimated time to complete the module is 20-30 minutes. It includes five sections: 1. Introduction; 2. The knowledge audit; 3. The knowledge audit in practice; 4. Introducing the knowledge map; 5. Conclusion (summary of the main points). The module concludes with a self-assessment exercise.

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