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Top tips for practice educators working with a struggling student

In UK social work education, practice educators supervise and assess students while they are on placement. Practice placements are the most important element of social work degree courses, accounting for half of the overall programme for undergraduates. So the role of the practice educator is vital, particularly if a student is struggling or at risk of failing.

In an article for Community Care, Jo Finch provides practical advice and information for practice educations working with struggling and failing students.

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Jo Finch
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Assessing Learners
Facilitating Learning
Placement Journey
Social Work Role
Reflective Practice, Self-Awareness, Failing Students
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(Accessed on 20/08/17)
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