A small scale project that involved citizens in the education of social work students during their placement in Northern Ireland

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This article outlines my attempt to create a small scale project, with the aim of involving citizens in the education of student social workers whilst on their placement in Northern Ireland. The article outlines the literature on the subject, describes how the project evolved and discusses how citizens were involved in the direct teaching process. The article continues by describing how the teaching input of the citizens was then transferred into educating five students. The article evaluates the educational impact on the students and discusses the value of involving citizens in the education process during placement. This project was part of my dissertation for my Joint Advanced MSc in Social Work, presented to The University of Ulster and Queens University Belfast.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalThe Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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